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09:52 Mar 6, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: buren
Buren is my name. I know the name came from settling in the town of Buren in Germany. Would like to know the meaning of Buren, told it was dutch. Also request the translation into Hebrew. What do the letters mean, as I know letters in Hebrew have specific meaning and numeric values, b = and so forth. like "Bush" means the house connected to God in Hebrew. Please help. Much thanks.
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naGenealogy Miscellaneous (ORIGINS AND EXPLANATIONS!)Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.



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Genealogy Miscellaneous (ORIGINS AND EXPLANATIONS!)

Bower : English Place name for the person who lived in a small cottage or occasionally, an occupational name for the house servant, derived from Old English bur = cottage, inner room. Variants include Bowers, Bour, Bowerer, Boorer, Bowering , and others. Dutch versions include Van Buren, Van Buuren , and Van den Bueren .


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That is the exact translation.

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buren means neighbors and nothing else.
In Dutch as opposed to Hebrew, single letters do not have a meaning by them selves.

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I cannot believe I misspelled neighbours, so the explanation would be the same as above.

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Hi Robin,

As a matter of courtesy to the ProZ members who helped you with your question I would ask that you grade the answers you received so that points are awarded to the answer you consider most helpful.

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