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ABECASSIS אבקסיס Judeo-Spanish
From Hebrew אָב (áv)
meaning "father" and Arabic قَصَّاص (qaṣṣāṣ)
meaning "storyteller, narrator" (used as a title for community leaders and rabbis among North African Jews).
ABERGEL אברגיל Judeo-Spanish
Means "one-legged" or "one-footed" in Moroccan Arabic, from Arabic رِجْل (rijl)
meaning "leg, foot".
ABITBOL אביטבול Judeo-Spanish
Means "father of drums" (figuratively referring to a drum maker) from Arabic أَبُو (abū)
meaning "father" and طَبْل (ṭabl)
ABULAFIA אבולעפיה Judeo-Spanish
From Arabic أبو العافية (abū l-ʿāfiya)
meaning "father of health" from أبو (abū)
meaning "father" and عافية (ʿāfiya)
meaning "health, well-being".
Possibly an occupational name for a weaver from Arabic الهداف (al-̣haddāf)
meaning "the weaver's shuttle". Alternately, it may be from Arabic الهدى (al-hadā)
meaning "the guided one".
AZOULAY אזולאי Judeo-Spanish
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from French azur
or Spanish azul
both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl
meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū)
meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
CARBAJAL Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal
in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio
meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CHOURAQUI שוראקי Judeo-Spanish
Means "the one who comes from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy)
OHAYON אוחיון Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Chayyim" from the Berber prefix ou-
meaning "son (of)" and the given name CHAYYIM
SARFATI צרפתי Judeo-Spanish
From Hebrew צרפתית (tsar'fatít)
meaning "French". It was traditionally used to refer to the Biblical location of Tzarfat, which is sometimes identified as modern-day France.