Burrows

Place Name: Burrows Crescent

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1992)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

English: locative name, occupational name occasionally for someone who lived or worked at a house with a chamber for conducting manorial business (Middle English bour, Old English būr ‘bower, chamber’, + hous ‘house’).

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Female

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Anne Burrows (b. 1922) is an award-winning musician and teacher. She was born in Alberta and studied in Canada before graduating from the Royal College of Music in London, England. Burrows also earned a Master of Music degree in Indiana. She has worked as a music critic, broadcaster, teacher and author. Burrows, who is blind, has been recognized for her excellence in music by the province of Alberta, the YWCA, and the University of Alberta, from which she received an honorary degree. In 1979 she began a foundation to help music students continue their education. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 1992.

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