Meaning and Origin of: Arco

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.