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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Limongi


Limongella, which would seem unique, would appear to be Neapolitan, Limongelli is specific to the Campania region, from Puglia, with stocks in Naples, Pozzuoli and Mugnano di Napoli in the Neapolitan, Paduli in the Benevento area and Altavilla Irpina and Atripalda in the Avellino area, and in Puglia in the Bari area of Bari, Minervino Murge and Canosa di Puglia, Limongello, absolutely rare, is from Naples and Arzano in the Neapolitan dialect, Limongi is specific to the area between Salerno, Potentino and Cosenza, Sapri in the Salerno area, Tortora and Praia a Mare in the Cosenza area , and above all of Lauria and Maratea in the Potentino where it is well present also in Trecchina and Castelluccio Superiore, all these surnames should derive, directly or through hypocoristic, from the medieval French term of Celtic limoge origins (olmeto, elm wood), which could be was a characteristic of the place of origin of the founders, according to another hypothesis they would derive instead from the name of the city of Limoges, which in turn derive bbe from the name Latin rooster Lemovicus composed from the Celtic base lemo or limo (elm) and from the Latin term vicus (village, country), a connection with the lemon plants cannot be excluded, but the thing is not very probable.

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

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Nobles: France (Provence)
Nobility: Famille Noble - Chevaliers - Seigneurs
Language of the text: Français

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