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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lo russo


The Russian is present as a leopard spot in the centrosud, whereas Lorusso is typically Pugliese, Loruso is unique and it is probably a transcription error of the previous one, they should all derive from dialectal nicknames linked to a characteristic red hair coloring, or even peculiarities of the place where the family lived, as a red cottage or near red elements. We find traces of these surnames in Puglia since the second half of the 1500s, when Antonio Lorusso was cited as a seller in a deed of sale in Monopoli.

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

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Lo Russo
Nobles: Italia (Sicilia)
Nobility: Nobili - Cavalieri - Conti - Baroni - Principi
Language of the text: Italiano

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