Borrell


Borrell
This is an unusual and interesting name of French origin. Introduced by the Normans after the invasion of 1066, and later again by the famous Huguenots of the early 18th century, it is a diminutive (in the sense "little") of the Olde French word "boure", which described a type of coarse reddish-brown wollen cloth, with long hairs, as worn by monks and friars. However the surname is more secular being an occupational name for a merchant or manufacturer in the wool trade who specialised in the supply of "borel". Curiously the name was also used as a personal name, or as a nickname for a comely man, a countryman, one who gressed in a comfortable manner. In the modern idiom the spelling forms of the surname are numerous and they include: Burrel, Burrell, Borrell, Burrill, Birrell, and Borrel. Amongst the early recordings taken from the surviving registers of the diocese of Greater London is that of Ann Elizabeth Borrill, who was christened at St Mary Whitechapel, in the city of london, on 5th February 1748. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Burel, which was dated 1194, in the Pipe Rolls, Wiltshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart 1189 - 1199". Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • Borrell — can refer to:*Borrell of Ausona (died 820), first count of Cerdanya *Borrell II of Barcelona (died 992), Count of Barcelona *Ramon Borrell, Count of Barcelona, count of Barcelona, Girona, and Ausona from 992.*Andrea Borrell (b. 1963), Cuban… …   Wikipedia

  • Borrell II — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Borrell II ( 927 992) fue conde de Barcelona, Gerona y Osona (947 992), y conde de Urgel (948 992). Hijo de Suñer I. Al retirarse su padre a la vida monacal en 947 Borrell II accedió al gobierno de los condados de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Borrell — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Federico Borrell García (1912–1936), spanischer Mühlenarbeiter und Milizionär Josep Borrell (* 1947), katalanischer Politiker Pere Borrell del Caso (1835–1910, spanischer Maler, Zeichner und Aquarellist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrell II — Conde de Barcelona, Gerona y Osona y Urgel. Hijo de Suñer I. Al retirarse su padre a una vida monacal en 947 Borrell accedió al gobierno de los condados de Barcelona, Gerona y Osona. Hasta el 966 compartió esta tarea con su hermano Miró I. En el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Borrell II — Fils de Sunyer Ier de Barcelone et de Richilde de Rouergue, Borrell II est un comte de Barcelone mort en 992. Sous son règne, la Catalogne est devenue un État indépendant et a connu une renaissance qui préfigure la Renaissance ottonienne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Borrell II — Borrel II. (* 927; † 992) war ab 947 Graf von Barcelona. 967 besichtigte Borrel II. das Kloster St. Gerald von Aurillac, und der Abt bat ihn, Gerbert d Aurillac (den zukünftigen Papst Silvester II.) mit sich zu nehmen, damit der junge Mann… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrell II. — Borrel II. (* 927; † 992) war ab 947 Graf von Barcelona. 967 besichtigte Borrel II. das Kloster St. Gerald von Aurillac, und der Abt bat ihn, Gerbert d Aurillac (den zukünftigen Papst Silvester II.) mit sich zu nehmen, damit der junge Mann… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrell I — ► (m. 911) Conde de Barcelona en 897 911, también llamado Guifred II. Le sucedió su hermano Suñer …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Borrell — ► Nombre de dos condes de Barcelona …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • borrell — bor|rell Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català


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