Barreto Family History
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Barreto Name Meaning
Portuguese: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cap maker, from a variant of barrette ‘cap’. Compare Berretta. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Spanish: possibly a derivative of barreta, barreto, from bara ‘(crow)bar’, presumably a metonymic occupational name or a topographic name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Barrett, Barre, Barrero, Garret, Barretto, Barreca, Barrera, Barreau