Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

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Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby sceaminmonkey » 20 Oct 2010, 01:31

I'm curious about the surnames above. Anyone have any info?

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Re: Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby maestra36 » 20 Oct 2010, 02:00

The surname Verdeschi is a "fish" name. It comes from Sicilian for a blue shark.

From the book Our Italian Surnames by Joseph G. Fucilla, p. 146.

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Re: Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby sceaminmonkey » 20 Oct 2010, 02:50

O man I thought it had German roots. Thanks!

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Re: Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Oct 2010, 14:50

Maybe you are confusing it with "Tedeschi" which actually means "Germans"?
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Re: Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Oct 2010, 14:54

From this site...
http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/ ... 0014es.htm

Petilli
Petillo
, extremely rare, has some presence in the Naples area and a small strain in power and in Muro Lucano Potenza, Petillo is typically Campania, Naples, Camposano, Nola, Cicciano, and Tufino Cimitile in Naples, Pollica of Salerno and in Castellabbate Salerno and Caserta and Avellino, should come from ipocoristiche apheretic forms originated from the medieval name Agapito (see Agapiti).

DE FALCO
DI FALCO
Falco is typical of central and southern Lazio and Campania, especially the Neapolitan, with strains in Apulia, Di Falco strains in Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise, Campania and Sicily in particular, these names should be patronymic forms where the De- and Di-, indicates the family of a child of a parent whose name derives from the ancient greek name Phalces or from the late Latin and Falconius Falco, or Falcard Franks, Falk or Germanic, or even from the medieval Falco and Falcone, the family of Calabrian De Falco received the noble title of Baron of Rossano Calabro.

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Re: Petillo. De falco. Verdeschi. Verdesca

Postby Max Power » 19 Oct 2011, 13:56

It's passed time, but my grandmother was a De Falco, born in Nola in 1912. Lived here until death, in 1977. All my relatives by grandmother side are De Falco.


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