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Origin and popularity of the name URBAN

Origin

Urban : German Polish Czech Slovak Croatian Slovenian Ukrainian Belorussian English French and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic); Hungarian (Urbán): from a personal name Latin Urbanus ‘city dweller’ (a derivative of urbs ‘town city’) borne by a 4th-century Christian saint the patron saint of vines and by seven early popes. As a Jewish surname this is an adoption of the Polish personal name. In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of Slavic patronymics and other derivatives from the name Urban e.g. Polish Urbanczyk and Urbanowicz Slovenian Urbančič (see Urbancic) and Urbanič (see Urbanic).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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    Variants of name URBAN

    DORBAN ORBANT ORBAIN ORBON URBANN URB HORBON d'ORBAN

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