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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from Old French baril ‘barrel’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a cooper, or a nickname for a rotund man.
  • A bearer of this name from the Saintonge region of France was documented in Batiscan, Quebec, in 1674. The secondary surnames Baricourt, Ducheny, and Saintonge are also recorded.

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