Barbe Family History
Barbe Name Meaning
French: nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba). French: from the female personal name, French form of Barbara. German: from Middle High German barbe, the name of a species of fish resembling the carp; hence by metonymy an occupational name for a fisherman or fish dealer, or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press