Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech and Slovak (Bareš) : from a pet form of the personal name Bartoloměj (see Bartholomew).
  • German : probably from a Germanic personal name based on bero ‘bear’
  • English : unexplained; perhaps a variant of Barrs or Barras.
  • Galician : habitational name from Bares in A Coruña province.