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Meaning: wild olives, city of the turquoise, a person From Zamora, song
Related Names: Samora, Zamorati, Zamorrann, Zamorrano

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Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: zamora Origin: Spanish,,, Hebrew,,, Jewish,, Meaning (no case): wild olives, city of the turquoise, a person from zamora, song



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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Zamora is a geographic surname, originally given to those who lived in or near the city of Zamora, Spain.[1] The name of the city is of Arabic origin. It traces back to the Arabic names Semurah, meaning "city of the turquoise" and Azemur, meaning "wild olive grove."[1] The Visigoth form of the name was Semura, which eventually transformed into Zamora.[1]

Zamora is considered a Sephardic name, meaning that many of the people with this surname come from Sephardic Jewish ancestry.[1] Some of these families may have become crypto-Jews, that is, Jews who outwardly took on the practices of Christianity but maintained Jewish traditions in the home, or who simply converted and then denied their Jewish ancestry. Many Jews settled in Zamora, Spain during the Middle Ages.[1]

Zamora may also be used as a female first name. When used as a first name, it is a variation of the Hebrew name Zimra, which means "song" or "singing."[1] Zimra is the female form of Zimri, which was the name of an obscure Old Testament king.[1]

POPULARITY

According to WhitePages.com, Zamora is number 1,001 on the list of most common surnames in the United States. The highest concentration of people with the surname Zamora is in California, followed by Texas, Florida and New Mexico.[1] Within California, it is the 238th most common surname.[1] In 1920, most Zamoras were to be found in Texas and New Mexico.[1]

FACTS

  • July 9th is "el dia de Zamora" (the day of Zamora), in honor of a 10th century victory of Alfonso III.[1]
  • The family crest for Zamora features a castle, a blue border and eight gold stars.

NAMESAKES

FAMOUS PERSONS


Author: Sarena Ulibarri

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Facts about ZamoraRDF feed
Gender surname  +
Length 6  +
Meaning wild olives, city of the turquoise, a person From Zamora, song  +
Meaningnc wild olives, city of the turquoise, a person from zamora, song  +
Name zamora  +
Origin Spanish  +, Hebrew  +, and Jewish  +
Popularity 0  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Samora  +, Zamorati  +, Zamorrann  +, and Zamorrano  +
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