Barbera Family History
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Barbera Name Meaning
Southern Italian: 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).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press