Barra Family History
Barra Name Meaning
Italian (southern) Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name from barra ‘bar rod’ (in the sense of ‘barrier sandbank’) or a habitational name from any of the places called with this word. French (southern): dialect variant of Barre French: variant of Bara 4 and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Altered form of French Barras Hungarian: from the personal name Barna a short form of Barnabás Hungarian equivalent of Barnaby .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022