Last name: BARRETT

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BARRETT : This last name is indexed 427,127 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BARRETT : English and Irish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person from Old French barat Middle English bar(r)at bar(r)et(te) ‘trouble distress’ later ‘deception fraud; contention strife’. Through Norman settlement it also became common in Ireland where it was Gaelicized as Baróid (Munster) and Baréid (Connacht).

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