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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Catalan : from the personal name Nabor, which was borne by a saint believed to have been martyred in Milan in the 4th century, about whom nothing else is known. The personal name is probably a derivative of Hebrew barar ‘to choose’, ‘to purify’, which evolved into nabar ‘honest’, ‘ernest’, ‘clean’.

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