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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."

Morabito Early Origins



The surname Morabito was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Morabito Spelling Variations


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Morabito Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Morales, Moral, Morilla, Morillas, Moraleda and others.

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Morabito Early History


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Morabito Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morabito research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1232 is included under the topic Early Morabito History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morabito Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morabito Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Jerónima.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Morabito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morabito Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 August 2014 at 10:13.

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