Bury Family History
Bury Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): habitational name from Bury in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester) or from some other similarly named place. The placename comes from the dative case byrig of Old English burh ‘fortified place’. Walloon and French: habitational name from any of several places so named in Wallonia (Belgium) and Oise (France). The placename is from Buriacum the name of a Gallo-Roman estate composed of the personal name Burius + the locative suffix -acum. This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. South German: variant of Buri . Polish and Sorbian; Czech (also Burý) and Slovak (also Búry): descriptive nickname from bury burý ‘(dark) gray’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022