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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Foffano


Foffani, absolutely rare, is from Paduan, Fofano, almost unique, is Venetian, Foffano is typical of the Venetian, of Venice, Spinea, Martellago and Salzano, with a stock also in Mogniano Veneto in the Treviso area, should derive from a nickname attributed to the founders , originated from the Venetian term archaic fòfano (clumsy, malfatto), but it is also so called a type of wild duck of little value, perhaps to mean that the recipient of the nickname had this characteristic.

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

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