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Canopoli is specific of northern Sardinia, of Sassari and of Erula in particular, with good presences also in Sassari and Perfugas, Canopulo, absolutely rare, it is always from the north of Sardinia but more than anything else of Gallura, these surnames could derive from the name of a locations Canopoli near Perfugas, and near Erula, important traces of these surnames we find in the early 1600s with Antonio Canopoli Archbishop of Oristano from 1588 to 1621. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli The surname Canopoli is present in Sardinia but it is Corsican origin, derives from the ancient Italian 'canòpo' = miner. M. Pittau, Dictionary of Surnames from Sardinia, 1, p. 170.

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