First name origin & meaning:
English: Tanner of leather
First name variations: Bercher, Berbicarius, Berbicis, Barger, Berger, Barkker
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle
English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the
- English: occupational name for a shepherd,
Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius,
from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change
of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became
indistinguishable from the preceding name.
- Altered spelling
of German Barger or Berger.
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