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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Falvo


Falbo is typically Calabrian, from Sersale, Catanzaro, Cropani, Lamezia Terme and Sellia Marina in the Catanzaro area, Cosenza, Luzzi, Cassano allo Ionio, Rende, Villapiana, Rossano, San Marco Argentano and Zumpano in the Cosenza area, and Crotone, Caccuri and Cutro in Crotone, Falvo has a stock in Naples, but the main core is in Calabria, especially in Lamezia Terme in the Catanzaro area, where it is also very present in Gizzeria, Catanzaro, Feroleto Antico, Serrastretta and Soveria Mannelli, these surnames should derive from nicknames based on on the Latin term falbus (yellow), perhaps to indicate the belonging of the progenitors to Jewish communities, it cannot however completely exclude the hypothesis of a derivation from the Punic name Fuabal. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Falbo is a Calabrian surname that comes from the ancient adjective 'falbo' = dark yellow, originating from the Germanic 'falp'.

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

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