Bara Family History
Bara Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from Bara, the name of an old manor and parish in East Lothian. Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Bára): from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej (see Bartholomew), or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barabás (see Barabas). French: nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to barter’. Compare Barratt. Aragonese: habitational name from Bara in Uesca province, Aragon. Catalan (Barà): respelling of Catalan Berà in Tarragona, Catalonia (see Bera).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press