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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : from a medieval personal name, Baro(ne), from the status name baró ‘free man’, ‘baron’.
  • Catalan (Baró) : from Germanic bero ‘bear’ or the status name baró ‘free man’, ‘baron’ (see Baron 1).
  • Hungarian (Báró) : status name from báró ‘baron’. In the form Baró, it could be from a pet form of the personal names Barabás (see Barabas) or Bertalan.

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