Just for fun I began searching Facebook for Burris that I might be interested to know. In the United States Burri is not a very common name. However, there were hundreds to be found in Switzerland. There were several from Italy and Portugal.
Need to have somebody thumped? Give cousin Beat Burri a call:
Need some eye candy. Contact cousin Helene Burri:
There were some Hindu Burris, some Tamil Burris, some African Burris, and some Muslim Burris.
And in Khartoum, Sudan, there is a Burri Cemetery, a Burri Alshaif, a Burri Alshareif Cemetery, a Burri Aldraisa, a Burri Almahas (sections of the city just west of the Blue Nile), and even a Burri Sports Club. I have no idea what that means.
The best that I can determine, Burri in Arabic means 'to shower.'
In Hindi, Burri means 'elder' or 'of a higher authority.'
And here I had only grown up thinking that I was part of a communist plot after Khrushchev pounded his shoe on a U.N. table exclaiming, "We will Burri you!"
I am so confused.