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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. BAHR-BO  [key]

Meaning & History

Derived from barbeau meaning "barbel", a type of fish, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for a man with a sparse beard, the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth. It is also a nickname from a derivative of Old French and Occitan barbel meaning "point, tooth".
Added 12/29/2020 by General9696
Edited 7/28/2021 by General9696