Bark Family History
Bark Name Meaning
English: from Middle English bark ‘bark’ (Old Norse borkr), hence a metonymic occupation name for a tanner. See also Barker. North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from berke ‘birch’, or alternatively for someone who lived on a mountain (see Barg). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Barak.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press