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Updated March 5, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name for someone from Paris, France, or perhaps more likely a nickname for someone who had trading links with the city.
  • Albanian, Italian (of Albanian origin), and Greek : occupational name from Albanian bari ‘goatherd’, ‘shepherd’.
  • Perhaps also Jewish, a variant of Barish.
  • Possibly an altered spelling of English Barras.

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