The noble Spanish surname Marmoleja is topographic origin, and therefore is derived from a geographic or man-made feature near which the original bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Marmoleja is derived from the Spanish word "marmol," meaning "marble." Thus, the surname Marmoleja signifies "one who lived near a place where marmol was quarried."
The surname Marmoleja was first found in the southern region of Andalusia, near Seville.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anton Marmolejo who settled in Cuba in 1519; Andres Marmolejo who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1536; Pedro Marmolejo who settled in Peru in 1553; Diego Marmolejo arrived in Nicaragua in 1566.