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Dating back to 1417 and potentially the Italo-Greek name Schembari (itself from the Greek name Skèmpres) a noble family with grounds near the city of Messina, Sicily.

It could also be connected to Sigambri, a Latin name given to a germanic tribe. However, evidence also shows that this surname may derive from the Arabic name Schamber.

In heraldry, it is represented by a deer atop a tower, the former reflects nobility whilst the latter represents strength.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Schembri.
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