Brule Family History
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Brule Name Meaning
French (Brûlé): topographic name for someone living in a place cleared for use by burning, from Old French brusle ‘burnt’, past participle of brusler ‘to burn’. Some instances of the name may derive from the same word used with reference to disfigurement by burning, either accidentally or as a medieval ordeal or punishment. Compare Brent 3.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press