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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Chimera


CHIMERA | CHIMERI

Chimera, very rare, has a Piedmontese, Sicilian and Roman stock, Chimeri, even more rare, has a Genoese stock. hypothesis provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Chimera, rare, is more widespread in Sicily, with greater stocks in the nisseno, in the Palermo and in the Catania area, but is present at very low frequency also in the north and central north of the country, Chimeri, very rare, is found almost exclusively in Genoa and Rome, both these surnames derive from the medieval name Chimera, born in reference to the homonymous mythological creature with a lion's head, the serpent's tail and a second goat's head on its back (although others describe it with a lion's head , a goat's body and a snake's or dragon's tail). In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names 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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