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surname Grasso

Post by STARMIANO » 27 Jun 2006, 23:43

where do the surname of Grasso come from and its origin? also what part ?
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Re: surname Grasso

Post by nuccia » 28 Jun 2006, 02:25

From ancestry.com:

grasso
Italian: nickname for a stout man, from grasso ‘fat’ (Latin crassus).

Top Places of Origin for grasso
Place of
Origin grasso Immigrants
Italy 60
Naples,Italy 4
Avelleno,Italy 2
Doriola 2
Montallo,Italy 2
Craco 1

complied from passenger lists.

Here's the name distribution in Italy...

http://gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

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