When Julia Ann Barker was born on 22 May 1807, in Pelham, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Solomon Barker, was 40 and her mother, Betsy Butler, was 29.
English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.
English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, 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 (see 1 above).
Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .