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Definition: A name usually used to describe someone of dark color, from "mora," meaning blackberry. Common in Santander, La Rioja, Aragón, Castile, Extremadura and Andalusia according to the Instituto Genealógico e Histórico Latino-Americano. Brown is the English version of this surname, Le Brun is French, and Marrone is Italian.

Surname Origin: Spanish

Alternate Surname Spellings: MORENOS

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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