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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Falanga


Falanga has a stock in Rome and one in Gaeta in Latin, one, very consistent, in Torredel Greco, Naples, Boscoreale, Pozzuoli, Boscotrecase, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Torre Annunziata and Casalnuovo di Napoli in Naples and Scafati in Salerno, has a strain in Genzano di Lucania in the Potenza area, and in Sicily it has strains in Palermo, Paternò and Catania in the Catania area and in the Messina area in Messina, Taormina and Lipari, Sfalanga, much more rare, has a stock in Sicily, in Gela in Nyssa, should to be simply the first surname with the addition of an initial epentetic surname, a surname that should derive from a nickname based on the Latin term phalanga (wooden roller used to facilitate the transport of boats or very heavy objects, a nickname probably linked to the trade 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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