Meaning of the family name Dacomo?

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Meaning of the family name Dacomo?

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Hi all, could someone tell me what the meaning of the family name "Dacomo" from the town of Bee, Provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola is? Does a family crest or coat of arms excists for that name? Thank you kindly for your help. Toni

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According to http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/cognomi0004.htm the surnames Dacomo, Dacomi and Da Como, may derive from the town where the families originated, namely Como in the Lombardia Region.

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liviomoreno wrote:According to http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/cognomi0004.htm the surnames Dacomo, Dacomi and Da Como, may derive from the town where the families originated, namely Como in the Lombardia Region.
So then the original spelling would have been "Da Como"; like Leonardo Da Vinci (Leonardo from the city of Vinci.

It is amazing how many Italian surnames have had their spelling perverted in this manner, the elimination of spaces or "fixing" of prefixes. My mother was born in the US in 1925 and attended US public schools. Her maiden name was "De Iacovo" but her teachers insisted that D'Iacovo was the "proper" way to write her name and so that is what she did.

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The Italian surname dictionary has COMO listed as an Italian surname but none of the variants,alterationhs, derivations or even alterations have no prefix starting with D", Di, Da, Do...etc. listed inthe dictionary which signifies that these prefixes are loca lin origin and based upon some local lore, occupation, or anecdote of some sort.
Como is the base name and the most ususal variants are Comello, Cometto, Comino, Comuccio Comotto depending on what part of Northern Italy your referring to in your reseraches. =Peter=
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Hello, as always many thanks to you all for your help. Kind Regards from Switzerland. :D

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The closest Coat of arms is DI GIACOMO and having gone thru the Subalpine heraldry sources there are no relating to COMO or Da Como or Dacomo. =Peter=
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Meaning of the family name Frugoli.

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The name Frugoli is the plural of the word frugolo. It means a very lively child who can't sit still. Also it means a "rocket." Both are the meanings, according to Prof Joseph G Fucilla, in his book Our Italian Surnames.

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PeterTimber wrote:
09 Jan 2010, 18:17
Como is the base name and the most ususal variants are Comello, Cometto, Comino, Comuccio Comotto depending on what part of Northern Italy your referring to in your researches. =Peter=
It should be noted that "Comino" is also the name of a river in the central Italian area named "Ciociaria", in the province of Frosinone, which hosts various villages (e.g. Picinisco, Castrocielo, San Donato in Val di Comino, etc.) from which many Italian immigrants to the UK could trace their roots.

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