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Postby chickenwoman » 08 Nov 2014, 03:35

I was wondering if the name Serio and Lo Serio would be considered the same?

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Postby erudita74 » 08 Nov 2014, 05:13

chickenwoman wrote:I was wondering if the name Serio and Lo Serio would be considered the same?

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In the book Our Italian Surnames by Prof Joseph G Fucilla, he states that the surname Serio is derived from a desirable quality -being serious or sober. He doesn't mention the surname with Lo at the beginning, but that should simply change the translation to "the serious one," or the "sober one." So I don't think the meaning really changes with the addition of "Lo" at the beginning of the surname. I think the origin of both surnames would basically be the same.

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Postby chickenwoman » 08 Nov 2014, 07:01

Thank you so much.
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Postby liviomoreno » 08 Nov 2014, 08:06

Diana, the fact that that Serio and Lo Serio have the same root does not imply that the surname is interchangeable. In the same time frame and in the same town we may find a Mario Lo Serio and a Mario Serio, that are 2 distinguished persons and not even related.


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