Early Origins of the Barna family
Tuscany. 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 personal name. 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."
Early History of the Barna family
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Barna Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barnabei, Barnabeo, Barnabo, Barnaba, Barnobi, Bernabeo, Bernabe, Bernabo, Bernaba, Barnabucci, Barnacchi, Barni, Barno, Barna, Barnini, Barnino and many more.
Early Notables of the Barna family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barna family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barna (post 1700)
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