Bark Family History
Bark Name Meaning
English: perhaps a variant of Bargh a habitational name from Barugh in Yorkshire Barff Hill in East Yorkshire or Barugh in North Yorkshire (all named with Old English beorh ‘hill’); or a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) hill’ (from Middle English bergh Old English beorh). North German and Dutch: 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 ). Compare Berk . Dutch: possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barnhard (see Bernhard ). Compare Berk . Polish: nickname from bark ‘shoulder’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022