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Cox in Italy?

Postby Amansolillo » 22 Apr 2013, 00:47

I was researching death records from Caserta on microfilm yesterday and I noticed that there were quite a number of Coxes in Marzano. However, Cox is undoubtedly not an Italian last name, and England and Wales are near Italy, so for what reason would this last name exist in Italy? I've noticed the same thing with the last name Vasquez in Sicilian comuni as well.
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Re: Cox in Italy?

Postby PippoM » 22 Apr 2013, 09:03

In Italy there are quite a lot of people with surnames of Spanish origin, owed to Spanish dominion over several centuries, in the north as well in the south. Suche surnames can take on various spellings, adapted to Italian writing conventions.
There may be also some English surnames, expecially starting from the 18th century on, deriving from people who came for commercial or military reasons (I found a lot in Naples area).
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Re: Cox in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Apr 2013, 21:59

Amansolillo wrote:I was researching death records from Caserta on microfilm yesterday and I noticed that there were quite a number of Coxes in Marzano. However, Cox is undoubtedly not an Italian last name, and England and Wales are near Italy, so for what reason would this last name exist in Italy? I've noticed the same thing with the last name Vasquez in Sicilian comuni as well.


According to this website...it is probably of French origin
http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/ ... 003cot.htm
COX
COXE
Entrambi probabilmente di origini francesi, Cox è presente in particolare a Roma, Coxe, estremamente raro, è del cuneese e savonese, dovrebbero derivare dal cognome francese Cox, a sua volta derivato da un soprannome, che sembrerebbe volesse significare fanfarone, ma anche seduttore.


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Re: Cox in Italy?

Postby Amansolillo » 23 Apr 2013, 00:28

I just realized that I had meant to say that England and Wales are not near Italy. What could alternate Italian spellings of Cox be (as Pippo mentioned)?
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