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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese (Eusébio) : from the personal name Eusebio (Greek Eusebios meaning ‘revered’, from eu- ‘good’, ‘well’ + a derivative of sebesthai ‘to honor’, ‘respect’). This was borne by a large number of early saints, including a 5th-century friend of Jerome popularly credited with the foundation of the monastery of Guadalupe. A 4th-century bishop of Samosata in Syria who bore this name is one of many bearers of this name venerated in the Orthodox Church.

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