Surname info in Italian

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Surname info in Italian

Postby xstompemoutx » 24 Oct 2005, 23:56

Hello, my name is Matt and I need some help with translation from Italian. I used the Temple University library to look up information on my surname, Sanna, but the only book I could find is in Italian. If anyone could translate this for me I would appreciate it very much. I know it has something to do with Sardinia and big teeth.

SANNA: Cognome peculiare della Sardegna, diffuso con altissima frequenza spec. a Cagliari e nel Campidano e nel Sassarese, derivato da un antico nome e soprannome f. e m. (gia documentato nei <<Condaghi>> medioevali e rinascimentali: "donna Sanna de Monte", "Josef Ludovico Sanna Notario", ecc.), formato dal sardo sanna "zanna, dente grosso e sporgente", esteso a demonimare una persona dai denti anteriori molto sviluppati e sporgenti.

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Postby suanj » 25 Oct 2005, 01:37

Hi meaning: tipical surname of Sardinia, very diffused especially in Cagliari area and Campidano valley and Sassari area; coming from an ancient nickname, (already mentioned in CONDAGHI of middle age and of Rinascimento age: lady Sanna from Monte and josef Ludovico Sanna notary etc..) this surname coming from sardinia's dialectal word "sanna" meaning"zanna=BIG tooth",for to call an person with a large tooths... suanj
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Re: Surname info in Italian

Postby xstompemoutx » 25 Oct 2005, 01:53

Thanks!

Hmmm... so my name means "big teeth"...

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Postby suanj » 25 Oct 2005, 01:54

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Re: Surname info in Italian

Postby leledayrell » 05 Mar 2008, 18:32

Hello, I´m a member of Sanna´s family too, but I´m from Brazil.

If you wanna change informations, please e-mail me leledayrell@gmail.com

Hope to hear from you soon!


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