Yurisci is specific of the Theatine, of Ortona in particular, but also of Santa Maria Imbaro and Lanciano. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Of Slavic origin, the surname Iurisci seems to come from an adaptation of the Slavic surname Juri ?, which, composed of the stem Jure (the Italian Giorgio) and the suffix -i? (with belonging value), can be translated as Giorgio's son (see De Iure). Alternatively, however, a derivation from the Slavic surname Jurisi? Sounds even more likely, which, taken from the name Jurisa (hypocoristic by Jure), can be translated as son of Giorgino, son of Giorgetto (see Giorge): it should be noted, in effect , that Slavic onomastics often recurs to the suffix -isa (from the hypocoristic value), in use both for men and women - despite the release in -a. Now, before concluding, we can add one last curiosity about the surname Jurisi ?: in some Slavic languages - for example in Serbian and Croatian - the term juris literally means assault or, in a figurative sense, storm, but, in the context of surnames, it is more likely to be simple paretimologies - although sometimes due to misunderstandings or folkloristic interpretations, as has actually happened in the history of the Balkans. Consider, for example, that the Serbian general Paulus Sturm (Gÿrlitz, 1848 - Belgrade, 1922) passed into history as Pavle Jurisi? Sturm, having had his name and surname translated from German into Serbian - in German Sturm means storm, exactly like juris in Serbian.
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