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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Brasili


Brazil has several small stocks, in Theatine, Neapolitan, Catanzaro, Catanese and above all in Palermo, Brasili has a stock in the Marche, in Ancona, Macerata and Ascoli, and one in Viterbo and in Rome, Brasilio, almost unique, it is from Caserta, it should be dialectically altered forms of the name Basilio, or from archaic forms, also altered, of the more common surname Basile, which should derive from the Greek term basileios (regal), perhaps to emphasize a particularly imposing bearing of the founders.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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