Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from the personal name Orso meaning ‘bear’
(from Latin ursus), or a nickname for someone thought to
resemble a bear (e.g. a large, lumbering person). In some cases the
name may be habitational, denoting someone who lived in a house
distinguished by the sign of a bear. Compare Urso.
- Hungarian (Orsó): metonymic occupational name for a
spinner, from orsó ‘spinning wheel’.
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