Orso Family History
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Orso Name Meaning
Italian: from the personal name Orso meaning ‘bear’ (from Latin ursus), or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bear (e.g. a large, lumbering person). In some cases the name may be habitational, denoting someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. Compare Urso. Hungarian (Orsó): metonymic occupational name for a spinner, from orsó ‘spinning wheel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press