Surname etymology

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Surname etymology

Postby user0425 » 13 Jul 2015, 20:47

Hi,

could you give me some clues where the surname CICINATO might come from?
In terms of meaning and etymology...

All suggestions are very welcomed!!

Thanks!

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Re: Surname etymology

Postby curry » 14 Jul 2015, 03:54

There was a consul / dictator/general of ancient Rome with name Cincinnatus who saved Rome in about 500/400s bc. His name is said to be from cincinnus "lock of hair" (+ popularly natus "born", as if born hairy)

Not sure if that is related though since abit different spelling?

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Re: Surname etymology

Postby user0425 » 14 Jul 2015, 11:44

curry wrote:There was a consul / dictator/general of ancient Rome with name Cincinnatus who saved Rome in about 500/400s bc. His name is said to be from cincinnus "lock of hair" (+ popularly natus "born", as if born hairy)

Not sure if that is related though since abit different spelling?


Thanks Curry! Really interesting, it's probably true!


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