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by hahaha
19 Feb 2015, 09:15
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Surname AND nicknames.
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Re: Surname AND nicknames.

more creatively, the (often ironical) nickname was made with a verb and an object indicating an action typical of the individual as in Pappalardo (that who eats lard). Other surnames may have come from moral features, as Selvaggio or Allegretti. Names of animals could serve to the same purpose, so t...