Italian Last Names

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Italian last names

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 nicknames. Rossi, which is the most common surname in Italy, means "redhead."

Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.

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