Barracane Surname History

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Barracane Surname History

Postby abar4181 » 14 Jul 2009, 13:53

I have started to trace my family history and have discovered when my father came to Australia his surname changed from Barracane to Barracano over time and was noted in his immigration file which I have obtained. I wondering if anyone out there has any history on this surname.

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Re: Barracane Surname History

Postby suanj » 14 Jul 2009, 15:11

It are not precise infos abt this surname, originated in Bari (Apulia, IT) area... Barracane, Barracani, Barracano are all similar versions.....
" Specifico di Bari, Barracano, quasi unico Barracani, potrebbero derivare da un soprannome originato dal fatto di essere il capostipite o un arabo o abituato ad indossare vesti come il barracano derivato dall'arabo barcan (classico indumento grezzo nordafricano di lana di capra o di pelo di cammello), forse in quanto mercante che trafficava appunto con quelle zone."
http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/ ... 002are.htm
practically, it is explained that the last name can have origin from use of first old ancestor of to wear the barrakan/barcan (Arabic clothing)...
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Re: Barracane Surname History

Postby abar4181 » 14 Jul 2009, 22:20

thanks for the info greatly appreciate your efforts.

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Re: Barracane Surname History

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Jul 2009, 22:29

To complement the information concerning the surname Barracane, there is no listing for Barracane or something similar are listed in the Italian surname dictionary as being Italian in origin. The surname is either local in origin based upon a nickname, job activity or based upon a dialect word or imported from abroad and italianized. =Peter=
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Re: Barracane Surname History

Postby abar4181 » 14 Jul 2009, 22:41

Thanks for you efforts Peter it was greatly appreciated.


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