Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Moreno Surname Origin
(Spanish, Portuguese, and Sephardic Jewish) nickname for someone with dark hair and a swarthy complexion probably from Late Latin maurinus, a derivative of classical Latin Maurus ‘Moor’.
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Moreno Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Moreno family history than the origin of your surname:
A Moreno Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley