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Barnicle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bernacle, barnakyll, a diminutive of bernak, from Old French bernac, a type of severe bit, which was also used as an instrument of torture; the term may have been applied as a nickname for a tamer of restive horses, for a man with an unruly temperament, or for a torturer. Alternatively, the surname may have originated as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a barnacle goose (Middle English barnakyll) in some way. Americanized spelling of German Barnickel, Barnikel, from a byname of uncertain origin for someone who was cross-eyed or suffering from an eye disease; or presumably from a personal name, a compound of Bern(o) + Nickel (pet form of Nicolaus).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bernick, Barnhill, Brice, Bartle, Barnick, Barnwell, Bargiel

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Barnicle Family Origin

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Barnicle Family Occupations

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  • Coffee Roaster

    33%
  • Farming

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

In 1880, Coffee Roaster and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Barnicle. The most common Barnicle occupation in the USA was Coffee Roaster. 33% of Barnicle's were Coffee Roasters. A less common occupation for the Barnicle family was Laborer.

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