Last name: BARKER

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BARKER : This last name is indexed 741,330 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BARKER : 1: English: occupational name for a tanner of leather from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’ tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2: English: occupational name for a shepherd from Middle English berker bercher (Old French berchier bercher berkier berker Late Latin berbicarius from berbex ‘ram’ genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).3: Americanized form of German Berger or Barger.

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