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Origin and popularity of the name BARBAS

Origin

Barbas : 1: Greek: from a term of address barbas indicating either respect for an older man or friendly familiarity from Italian barba ‘uncle man with a beard’ (see Barba). It may also be a shortened form of surnames beginning with Barba for example Barbagiannis ‘Uncle John’.2: Portuguese and Spanish: from the plural of barba ‘bearded’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’) a nickname for a bearded man.3: Probably also an American shortened form of Hungarian Barabás (see Barabas).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 13,794 individuals with the name BARBAS on Geneanet.

 

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    (262 individuals)
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    (195 individuals)
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    (167 individuals)

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    Variants of name BARBAS

    BARBAZ BARBAIS BARBAIX BARBEZ BARBIEZ BARBESE