Burr Family History
Burr Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English burre ‘bur’ (a seed-case or flower-head with clinging prickles) used by Shakespeare to denote someone who sticks like a bur a person difficult to ‘shake off’ a sense which may well be older. German: topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound hill’ or in the south a variant of Burrer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press