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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lazari


Lazara, almost unique, would appear to be Sicilian, probably from the Catania area, just as the equally rare Lazaro, Lazari is typically Apulian, from Galatina in the Lecce area, Lazzara seems to be specific to Sicily, Lazzari is widespread throughout the north, in the Marche, in Umbria and in Salento, Lazzarin would seem to have two Veneto vines between the provinces of Padua, Venice and Rovigo and one between western Lombardy and eastern Piedmont, Lazzarini is widespread throughout the north, Lazzarino is typical of the lower Piedmont, Lazzaro is widespread in the central south, in Veneto, Genoa and Cuneo, Lazzarone is from Piedmont, Asti and Turin, Lazzaroni is from Lombardy, with a small stock also in Bologna. These surnames seem to derive from toponyms such as Lazzaro nel reggino, or Borgo San Lazzaro in the Salerno area, San Lazzaro in the Parma area, but also in the Vicenza and Urbino areas, and many others, but they could also have originated from the medieval name Lazzaro or from its hypocoristic . Considering the geographical distribution of most of these surnames, the probability that some of them may derive according to the hypothesis below is extremely small. hypotheses provided by Lazzari Maksy The lazzari (or even lazzaroni) were young people of the popular class of Naples in the 17th-19th centuries. Particularly famous was their role during the Neapolitan Republic of 1799. Thanks to the favorable climatic conditions and the privileged relationship with the surrounding countryside, although they were poor, they managed to survive without having to worry too much about food and clothing. Often idle, they adapted themselves to carry out any trade that lent them occasionally, sometimes not disdaining to carry out some small theft or deception and, more often, begging. For this reason the term lazzarone, which originates from the Spanish lazaros (with reference to the evangelical Lazarus and the rags of which it was wrapped) is synonymous in the common Italian of a lazy person or a little good.4w

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

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