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Type Surname (from location)
Scripts מורפורגו‎(Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Italian surname of Jewish origin, originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). The progenitor was Moises Jacob, father of Petachia, in Bad-Rackersburg, Austria. Petachia (1355-1460) had three sons who died in Maribor. Their subsequent multinational progeny took the surnames Maribor, Marburg, Marpurg, Morpurgo, Marlborough and Murphy. A literary bearer of this surname was the Jewish-Italian poet Rachel Luzzatto Morpurgo (1790-1871).
Added 7/14/2019 by anonymous
Edited 8/1/2023 by SeaHorse15