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PORUMBACU Origin of surname

PORUMBACU

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from an occupation (also connected with raw material, finished product or implements associated with that trade).

The Jewish surname Porumbacu is a form of Porumb, the Romanian for "maize/corn". The name is associated with the corn trade. Porumbacu is documented as a Jewish surname in 1663 in Alba Iulia, Transylvania, with Isac Porumbacu.

Distinguished 20th century bearers of the Jewish family name Porumbacu include the Romanian poet and translator, Veronica Porumbacu (1921-1977).

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Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People
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PORUMBACU Origin of surname

PORUMBACU

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from an occupation (also connected with raw material, finished product or implements associated with that trade).

The Jewish surname Porumbacu is a form of Porumb, the Romanian for "maize/corn". The name is associated with the corn trade. Porumbacu is documented as a Jewish surname in 1663 in Alba Iulia, Transylvania, with Isac Porumbacu.

Distinguished 20th century bearers of the Jewish family name Porumbacu include the Romanian poet and translator, Veronica Porumbacu (1921-1977).

Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People