Submitted Surname Revision History

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4/17/2017, 7:53 AM betta16 "Rolland."
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Name Barbera
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. Bar-bear-uh
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro). Also spelled for one of the creators and founders of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Joseph Rolland "Joe" Barbera (1911-2006).
Added 4/29/2016 by betta16