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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Sephardic) and Turkish : occupational name for a spicer, from Turkish bahar ‘spices’, ‘aroma’.
  • Polish : derivative of Bach 6, a pet form of the personal name Bartłomiej (see Bartholomew).
  • Polish : nickname from the dialect terms bach ‘child’ or bachorz ‘belly’.
  • Americanized spelling of Slovenian Bačar, a topographic name for someone living by the ravine of the river Bača, or a habitational name from Bača in western Slovenia, probably named with a reduced form of globača ‘ravine’, ‘gorge’.

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