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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : widespread throughout Italy, this name has various possible sources: as a habitational name from a place called Nasso (Latin Naxus) or from a reduced form of various personal names or nicknames formed with this suffix, as for example Satanasso, the name of the Devil, or Venetian Canasso.
  • Greek : from the personal name Nassos, a pet form of Athanassios (see Athanas).

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