. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common. The name Barna, like many surnames originated as a
. The name Barnabas was a fairly common surname in Europe at the time surnames usage was first beginning, and was made popular by the fact that it was borne by a character in the Bible, a companion of St. Paul. The name means "son of Nabia," the name Nabia coming from an Arameic word meaning "confession."
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of this family name include: Barnabei, Barnabeo, Barnabo, Barnaba, Barnobi, Bernabeo, Bernabe, Bernabo, Bernaba, Barnabucci, Barnacchi, Barni, Barno, Barna, Barnini, Barnino and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the $ family, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.