Barriere Family History
Barriere Name Meaning
French (Barrière): topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or barrier or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper from a derivative of Old French bar(r)e ‘bar rod’ in the sense of ‘barrier’ (compare Barre ); or a habitational name from (La) Barrière the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Gates .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press