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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Geppi


Ceppi has a stock in the Lombard area which includes the Milanese, Varese, Como, Lecco and Bergamo regions, with a stock also in Perugia and a small one between Gorizia and Trieste, Ceppo, absolutely rare, it would seem Roman, Geppi, extremely rare, it would seem to be from Pisa, Livorno, could derive from contracted dialectal hypocoristic forms derived from the name Giuseppe, although it cannot be excluded in some cases it may be nicknames originating from the term strain (piece of wood) to indicate perhaps a woodcutter's activity or carpenter carried out by the founders. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Ceppi is also the surname of Trieste, an Italianized form of the Istrian surname of Croatian origin Cepich / Sepich, connected with Lake Arsa which was once called Lake of Cepich, a Slavic name that in the Middle Ages replaced the ancient toponym Roman Felicia, then restored. However, Czepich could also be a patronymic with the Croatian suffix -ich of Sepp, a hypocoristic suffix of the German name Joseph. M. Bonifacio, surnames from Trieste

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

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