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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Briano


BRIANO

Briano is specific to Savona, with stocks in the Savona area in Quiliano, Cairo Montenotte, Albisola Superiore, Altare, Carcare, Vado Ligure and Albissola Marina and in Genoa, it could derive from the name of the town of Asti in Briano, or even from the medieval name Brianus, of British origins, but most probably derives from a nickname originating from the Provençal term archaic brian (small), perhaps indicating that the progenitor had a small build.

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


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