Barbaro Family History
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Barbaro Name Meaning
from the imperial Roman personal name Barbarus (for the etymology see Barbara 1). from Barbaro, a byname or nickname also originally denoting a person of non-Greek or Roman origin, which in the Middle Ages came to mean a non-Christian, specifically an Arab or Saracen. Compare Barbary. from barbarus, from Castilian bravo ‘fierce’, ‘brave’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press