Barca Family History
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Barca Name Meaning
Spanish and Italian: from barca ‘boat’, ‘small boat’ (Latin barca), hence a metonymic occupational name for a sailor, a shipbuilder, or the owner of a boat. Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places named with this word, which is probably of pre-Roman origin. Hungarian: habitational name from a place called Barca in Borsod county. In some cases the family name could be a derivative of the personal name Bertalan, Hungarian form of Bartholomew. Romanian: from barca ‘curly fleeced sheep’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or a nickname for someone with curly hair.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press