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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Levi


LEVI

Established mainly in Lombardy, it is typically Jewish, deriving from the Hebrew name Levi, which gave its name to the Tribe who obtained the priestly birthright from the Lord and to which Moses also belonged. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Levi as well as the transcription of a Hebrew name, can be a hypocoristic result for foundlings: (Diotal) levi.

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


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