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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Castegnini


CASTAGNA | CASTAGNETTI | CASTAGNINI | CASTAGNINO | CASTAGNO | CASTAGNONE | CASTAGNONI | CASTEGNINI

Common throughout Italy Castagna, decidedly Emilian Castagnetti is probably a native of the province of Modena, Castagnini is from Verona and is also well represented in Emilia, Castagnino has a Genoese stock in Genoa, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante, a Calabrese in Crotone, in Petilia Policastro, Mesoraca and Roccabernarda, and a Sicilian in Syracuse, typical of the Brescia area of Castegnini, Castagno has a Piedmontese nucleus in the Cuneo and Turin areas and one from Campania between Avellino and Salerno, Castagnone is typically Piedmontese, with a small stock in Casale Monferrato Alexandrian, Castagnoni practically unique, is from Pavia. These surnames should have, directly or through hypocoristic or augmentative, more or less dialectal, an origin from nicknames linked to the trade of collector or chestnut seller, but they could also derive from toponyms such as: Castagneto nel modenese and in the Reggio area or Castegnato in Brescia.

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


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