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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : habitational name from any of the places called Arco in the provinces of Cáceres, Pontevedra, Santander, and Salamanca, or a topographic name from arco ‘archway’.
  • Italian : metonymic occupational name for a bow maker or bowman, from arco ‘bow’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Arco Felice in Naples province.

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