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Bourbon Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a village in Allier, the site of the (now ruined) castle of Bourbon, or from another place so named, for example one in Saône-et-Loire. The place name is of uncertain origin, according to Dauzat derived from a ‘Celtic and pre-Celtic’ element borb- describing a well or hot spring. Many bearers of the surname claim a connection with the former French royal family, but the name is also derived from residence in these villages and from the Bourbonnais, a former province in central France around Bourbon in Allier.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gordon, Bourdon, Bordon, Courson, Burden, Burson, Buron, Moron, Boron

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  • Mantle Maker

    100%

In 1881, the most common Bourbon occupation in the UK was Mantle Maker. 100% of Bourbon's were Mantle Makers.

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