patronymic origin. In this particular instance, the surname Urbana is derived from the Latin personal name "Urbanus," from the Latin term "urbs," meaning "town," "city." The surname Urbana implies that the original bearer of the name had an ancestor of the first name "Urbanus," and thus means "son of Urbanus."
Early Origins of the Urbana family
Basque country, in the northern province of Vizcaya.
Early History of the Urbana family
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Urbana Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Urbano, Urbana, Urbain and others.
Early Notables of the Urbana family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Urbana family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Urbano who settled in Nicaragua in 1561; and Andres Urbano who arrived in New Spain in 1568. Among later settlers were Juan Urbano who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803.
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