Barfknecht Family History
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Barfknecht Name Meaning
most probably a nickname from Middle Low German berve (bederve, modern bieder) ‘honest’, ‘trustworthy’ + knecht ‘vassal’, ‘man’, ‘servant’. alternatively perhaps a variant of Barbknecht, an occupational name or nickname for a barber’s assistant, from Barb(ier) ‘barber’ + knecht ‘servant’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bauknecht, Knecht, Hausknecht, Holzknecht, Schuknecht, Barnicle