Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French
barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin
barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle
Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised
surgery and pulled teeth.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational
name from German Barbier ‘barber’.
- Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).
- Americanized form of any of numerous cognates of 1 in different
languages, for example Spanish Barbero, Portuguese
Barbeiro, French Barbier, Italian Barbieri.
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