Varrica, very rare, is typically Sicilian, with a stump Palermo and small strains in the Messina and Catania, should derive from a nickname originated from a modification for betacismo of the term French barrique (small barrel or barrel), which In ancient times it was a measure of capacity in use in France equal to about 225 liters, nickname attributed perhaps to characterize a plump build of the ancestor. Integrations provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Varrica is a Sicilian surname equivalent of Barrica and Barreca, also Sicilian, which refer to the word dialect ' barreca ' = person bellied. Rohlfs, 48.
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