When Bryson M Burrell was born on 15 March 1843, in Brown, Indiana, United States, his father, Bartholomew M Burrell, was 36 and his mother, Mary Polly Stephenson, was 34. He lived in Montpelier, Muscatine, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1915.
nickname from Middle English, Old French burel, borel (also birel) ‘reddish brown’, referring perhaps to complexion or hair color. This was occasionally used by Normans as a personal name, perhaps a nickname substituted for the personal name. The word also denoted a coarse woollen cloth of this color, so the surname may sometimes refer to dress, or it may be a nickname for a maker of the cloth, a bureller.
habitational name from Burwell in Lincolnshire, see Burwell .