Surnames in Sicily

As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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darkerhorse
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Surnames in Sicily

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About when did permanent surnames became common in Sicily?

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A pretty good discussion here. http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art415.htm
Researching Gibellina, Sicily surnames Bivona, Bonafede, Zummo, Ponzio, Bevinetto, Beninati, Fontana, Cipolla, Bruno, Manfrè, Lanfranca, and Navarra

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Thanks.

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Nothing new. I was just tired of seeing Double Whammy as the topic.

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