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Barker was a wizard or witch who co-founded the broomstick-making company Flyte and Barker along with Flyte.


The surname Barker derives from an English occupational name for a leather tanner, from Middle English bark(en), "to tan."[1][2] Tree bark was once used in the process of tanning leather.[1][2]

It may also derive from an occupational name for a shepherd, from the Old French word bercher/bercher, "shepherd," from the Late Latin berbicarius, from the Latin berbex, "ram."[1][2]

"Barker" is an English word for a person whose job involves calling out to people walking by in the hope of soliciting customers for a particular business or attraction (such as at a carnival).[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Barker" on
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Barker" on the Internet Surname Database
  3. "barker" on Wiktionary

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