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SOURCE: Location & Given Name
Meaning & History
English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn
+ -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’. In the Somerset place name the first element is an unattested Old English personal name Bara
, which also occurs, in the genitive form, as the first element of the Cambridgeshire place name.
Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin