Barbas Family History
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Barbas Name Meaning
Greek: from a term of address, barbas, indicating either respect for an older man or friendly familiarity, from Italian barba ‘uncle’, ‘man with a beard’ (see Barba). It may also be a reduced form of surnames beginning with Barba, for example Barbagiannis ‘Uncle John’. Portuguese and Spanish: from the plural of barba ‘bearded’ (Latin barba ‘beard’), a nickname for a bearded man. Hungarian (Barbás): see Barabas.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press