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cognome meanings

Postby misbris » 30 Apr 2010, 23:59

Here is a list of last names. Does the scione ending have any meaning in Italian?

Ascione
biscione
Briscione
Cascione
Corcione

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Re: cognome meanings

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 May 2010, 10:52

-one is a suffix meaning large, fat, big, and so on.

Sci means ski in english - one of those things crazy people clamp to their boots so they can go swooshing down a snow-covered mountian.

Make of it what you will. :)
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Re: cognome meanings

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 May 2010, 13:29

Another possibility:

sci·on (s?'?n) n. A descendant or heir. ( http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cion )
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Re: cognome meanings

Postby liviomoreno » 01 May 2010, 13:46

As Carmine mentioned, one is an augmentative suffix.
Palla, Pallone = Ball, big ball
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In the case of the surname mentioned by Misbris, Biscione may be an augmentative of Biscia (grass snake), Ascione could be a large Ascia (hatchet)...
Have no idea about Briscione, Cascione, Corcione


scione has no meaning, at least to my knowledge.
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Re: cognome meanings

Postby misbris » 01 May 2010, 19:48

Thanks, Livio :lol:

I was just trying to find some connection among those names. :?
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Re: cognome meanings

Postby misbris » 01 May 2010, 20:03

WOW,

Someone just posted with the name Carcione. Another one to add to my list!
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