The way your Italian surname is spelled can tell you a lot about where your family is from. For example, surnames ending in -o come from southern Italy, but names ending in -a or -i generally come from the north.
In fact, many Italian last names originated from nick names. Rossi, which is the most common surname in Italy, means "redhead."
Most Popular Italian Last Names on FamilyEducation: Amante, Artino, Bella
Image: Verona, Italy