Barbeau Family History
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Barbeau Name Meaning
from barbeau ‘barbel’, a type of fish, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for a man with a sparse beard, the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth. nickname from a derivative of Old French, Occitan barbel ‘point’, ‘tooth’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press