Barge Family History
Barge Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of various places so named. Dutch: topographic name denoting an inhabitant of a farm or settlement on a hill. Compare Ten Barge . English and French: metonymic occupational name for a boatman bargeman or seaman from Middle English Old French barge ‘boat barge’. Compare French Labarge . English: variant of Bargh (see Bark ). French: topographic name from Old French barge Old Occitan barga ‘haystack standing in the yard of the farm’. Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from a place called A Barxe e.g. in A Coruña province in Spain or A Barge in Viana do Castelo in Portugal.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press