Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : variant of Vaca.
  • Croatian, Czech and Slovak (Bača); Polish; Hungarian (Bacsa); Romanian : occupational name from Romanian baciu ‘shepherd’. Many Romanians were shepherds. In the mountains of Croatia bača denotes a senior shepherd.
  • Croatian (Baća) : from baća, a pet name meaning ‘brother’.
  • Hungarian : nickname from baca ‘simple-minded’ or ‘obstinate’.