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Origin and popularity of the name BARRA

Origin

Barra : 1: Italian (southern) Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name from barra ‘bar rod’ (in the sense of ‘barrier sandbank’) or a habitational name from any of the places called with this word.2: French (southern): dialect variant of Barre 1.3: French: variant of Bara 4 and in North America (also) an altered form of this.4: Altered form of French Barras 2.5: Hungarian: from the personal name Barna a short form of Barnabás Hungarian equivalent of Barnaby.

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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 38,112 individuals with the name BARRA on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name BARRA

    BARRAT BARA BARRAST BARRAS BARAS BARAZ BARAT BAROS