What does my last name mean?

My last name is marmolejo. I am not sure what it means my grandparents tell me it means marble but i want to verify that.

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    Marmolejo Name Meaning and History

    Spanish: habitational name from a place called Marmolejo in Jaén province**.

    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/marmolejo-family-his...

    ** Jaén Province

    The capital of the province with the largest number of protected areas in Spain is in a landscape surrounded by olive trees. Its origin as a centre for Arab caravans, its importance as a strongpoint on the Castilian-Muslim frontier during the Reconquest and its current dedication to producing olive oil make it a must for visitors. http://www.spainonline.com/en/jaen-province.htm

    Marmolejo Surname

    The noble Spanish surname Marmolejo is topographic origin and therefore id derived from a geographic or man-made feature near which the original bearer lived or held lands. In this instance, the surname Marmolejo is derived from the Spanish word ‘marmol’, meaning ‘marble’. Thus, the surname Marmolejo signifies ‘one who lived near a place where marmol was quarried’. http://www.houseofnames.com/fc.asp?sId=&s=marmolej...

    Yes, Marmolejo does mean marble or it is derived from the Spanish word for marble, marmol.

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  • 1 decade ago

    habitational name from a place called Marmolejo in Jaén province

  • Rosie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    habitational name from a place called Marmolejo in Jaén province

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should have more faith in what your grandparens tell you :o)

    marble [mar-bel]

    sustantivo1. Mármol.

    2. (plural)

    adjetivo3. Marmóreo, de mármol.

    •Marble-cutter -> marmolista, obrero que trabaja en mármol•Marble works -> marmolería•To lose one’s marbles -> perder la cabeza (Fig.)Canicas, bolillas de mármol, de barro cocido, de vidrio o porcelana con que juegan los niños.

    va. Jaspear, pintar imitando los colores del jaspe o mármol.

    Velazquez® Spanish and English Dictionary. Copyright © 2007 by Velazquez® Press. All rights reserved.

    marmolejo [mar-mo-lay'-ho]

    noun1. A small pillar or column of marble. (m)

    Velazquez® Spanish and English Dictionary. Copyright © 2007 by Velazquez® Press. All rights reserved.

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