Place Name: Burley Close, Drive
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1986), Road (1986)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from any of several places called Burley (WR Yorks, Rutland, Hants, Shrops), Burleigh in South Huish (Devon), or Burley Hill (Derbys).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Edward Windham Burley, born in Canada West in 1856, was the first provincial auditor of Alberta. When the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were formed in 1905, he was appointed provincial auditor of Alberta with headquarters at Edmonton.
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