Ortolano Family History
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Ortolano Name Meaning
Italian: occupational name for a cultivator or seller of vegetables, ortolano, from a derivative of orto ‘vegetable garden’ (from Latin hortus ‘garden’). Italian: from a term denoting a kind of bunting (a small bird, Emberiza hortulana, prized as a delicacy by Mediterranean gourmets); the surname may alternatively be a nickname from this sense. Spanish: occupational name from a variant spelling of Old Spanish hortolano ‘cultivator or seller of vegetables’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cartolano, Romano, Solano, Ortolani, Catalano, Wortman, Ercolano