Noble surnames, such as Morabito, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Morabito, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. This noble Spanish family lived near a mulberry or blackberry bush. Thus, Morabito is a topographic surname, which is the type of local surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The name was originally derived from the Spanish word "mora," which means "mulberry."
Early Origins of the Morabito family
The surname Morabito was first found in Castile
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Morabito family
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Morabito Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Morales, Moral, Morilla, Morillas, Moraleda and others.
Early Notables of the Morabito family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish painter Luis de Morales; sixteenth century Spanish poet and painter Jerónimo de Mora; sixteenth century Spanish historian Ambrosio de Morales y Oliva; seventeenth century Spanish playwright Cristóbal de Morales; seventeenth century Spanish nobleman and court official Lope de... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morabito Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Morabito family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrés Morales (1477-1517), who accompanied Columbus on his third expedition to America in 1498. Other early settlers of the New World include Francisco de Mora, who emigrated to Peru in 1560 with his wife Luisa Jeró.