Sorbo Family History
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Sorbo Name Meaning
Italian: from sorbo ‘sorb apple’, the fruit of the true service tree, Sorbus domestica, edible when very ripe; hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of these fruits, a topographic name for someone who lived where service trees grew, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Sorbo Serpico (Avellino) or Sobro San Basile (Catazaro). Norwegian (Sørbø): habitational name from any of ten or more farms, mostly in southwestern Norway, named in Old Norse as Saurbœ´r, from saurr ‘mire’, ‘mud’ + bœ´r ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press