Benassa, absolutely rare, would seem Lombard, Benassai would seem typical of the Florentine, Benassi is typically Emilian, but with significant presences also in Tuscany, Benassini would seem characteristic of Massarosa in Lucca, Benasso is Ligurian, Benazzi has a stock in Genoa and in the Genoese at Fontanigorda , a stock in the Mantuan territory at Roncoferraro, Mantua and San Giorgio di Mantova, while the most consistent stock is in Emilia in Codigoro, Ferrara, Cento, Comacchio, Copparo and Mesola in the Ferrara area, in Bologna, San Giovanni in Persiceto, Molinella and Anzola dell 'Emilia in the Bolognese and in Ravenna and Faenza in the Ravenna area, Benazzo has a lineage in the Alessandria area and in the Genoese and one in the Rovigoto, they should all derive either from the medieval graticatory name Benassai and from its modifications or transformations of the medieval name Bene form Italianized from Latin nomen Bonus. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Benassi is a surname attested especially in Modena and Carpi, reflecting an Italian imperative form Be (ne) nasci, which is well wishing for the coming into the world of a child. Source: F. Violi: Surnames in Modena and Modena, 1996.
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