Bordonaro Family History
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Bordonaro Name Meaning
occupational name for a muleteer (strictly speaking, a driver of hinnies, the offspring of a female donkey and a male horse), Italian bordonaro, Sicilian bburdunaru (from Latin burdonarius). The Sicilian word also means ‘tuna fishing net’, thus the name may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman in some instances. from a derivative of bordone ‘pilgrim’s staff’, probably applied as a nickname for someone who had made a significant pilgrimage.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press