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ESPA | ESPIS

Espa is typical of the Cagliari area of Selegas and Cagliari and of the Iglesias, Espis has a stock in Terralba in the Oristano area and one in Sarroch in the Cagliari area, they could derive from a nickname originating from the term espa, espis with the meaning of wasp and wasps, perhaps to characterize particularity of the character of the progenitor, but it is also possible that it has Spanish origins and derives from the medieval name Espa, equivalent to the Italian Vespa, of the use of this name we have an example in this writing of the year 1277: "Noverint universi presentem cartam visuri et eturi audituri quod nos Gasto de Leomania, filius quondam domini Espa de Leomania, militis ... ". additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ESPA; ESPIS: gespe, espe, espi, espu = vespa in its various exits; espis = wasps. In Latin vespa. We also find surnames in the ancient maps. Among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, LPDE of 1388, we find: Espa Petro, ville Asune (* Asune ... today's Asuni. Contrate Partis Alença); again in the LPDE is present in the Gespa release:

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


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