Meaning and Origin of: Carbo

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan (Carbó) : from carbó ‘coal’, ‘jet black’, probably applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a coal outcrop, an occupational name for someone who extracted or sold coal, or a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark eyes or hair.
  • Southern Italian (Sicily) : possibly a topographic name from Sicilian carbu ‘hollow in a tree’.