Borrel

Borrel
This is an unusual and interesting name of French origin and is a diminutive (in the sense "little") of the Olde French "b(o)vre", a type of coarse reddish-brown wollen cloth with long hairs. Thus, the name is a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wollen trade, possibly a wool carder, or alternatively one who habitually dressed in clothes of this colour. " Borel" was also used as a personal name, and was also used adjectively for a comely man, a countryman. In the modern idiom, the variants are Burrel(l), Borrel(l), Burrill, Birrell, Bor(r)el. In St. Mary's Whitechapel, London one Ann Elizabeth Borrill was christened on 5th February 1748.The Coat of Arms most associated with the family has the blazon of a gold shield thereon a red saltire between four green leaves, on a blue chief a lion's head erased between two battle axes proper. The crest being an arm armed holding a bunch of burdock, with the motto; Adhaereo. 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.

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  • Borrel — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Amédée Borrel (1867–1936), französischer Mediziner und Bakteriologe Maurice Valentin Borrel (1804–1882), französischer Medailleur Alfred Borrel (1836–1927), französischer Medailleur und Sohn von Maurice… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrel — Bor rel, a. [Prob. from {Borrel}, n.] Ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Borrel — Bor rel, n. [OF. burel a kind of coarse woolen cloth, fr. F. bure drugget. See {Bureau}. Rustic and common people dressed in this cloth, which was prob. so called from its color.] 1. Coarse woolen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Borrel — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homophone, voir Borel. Alfred Borrel (1836 1927), sculpteur, graveur et médailleur français. Amédée Borrel est un médecin et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • borrel — adjective Etymology: Middle English borel, burel, from borel, burel coarse woolen cloth, from Old French burel more at bureau 1. obsolete : belonging to the laity 2. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Borrel (Ort) — Borrel ist eine Wüstung nahe Wiegersen in der Gemeinde Sauensiek in Niedersachsen. Borrel lag zwischen Wiegersen und Revenahe. Borrel wurde zusammen mit Revenahe und Kammerbusch erstmals um 1500 im Vörder Register erwähnt. Borrel war damals der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrel (Wüstung) — Borrel ist eine Wüstung nahe Wiegersen in der Gemeinde Sauensiek im Landkreis Stade in Niedersachsen. Borrel lag zwischen Wiegersen und Revenahe. Borrel wurde zusammen mit Revenahe und Kammerbusch erstmals um 1500 im Vörder Register erwähnt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Borrel body — Bor·rel body bə rel , bȯr el n one of the particles making up a Bollinger body Bor·rel bȯr el Amédée (1867 1936) French bacteriologist. With Albert L. C. Calmette, Borrel developed in 1895 a vaccine for use against bubonic plague. In 1898 he… …   Medical dictionary

  • Borrel bodies — Bor·rel bodies (bo relґ) [Amйdйe Borrel, French bacteriologist, 1867–1936] see under body …   Medical dictionary

  • borrel body — bəˈrel , bȯˈ noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st B Etymology: after Amédée Borrel died 1936 French bacteriologist : one of the particles included in a Bollinger body, believed to be actual units of the virus of fowl pox …   Useful english dictionary

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