The Bascio, not very common, is specific to Naples, Lobascio is definitely from Bari, Ruvo di Puglia and Corato in particular, with a large stock also in Bari, it should derive from a dialectal nickname
Typical of Sicily, from Palermo, Agrigento and the Syracuse area in particular, it should derive from a nickname linked to the physical characteristics of the progenitor.
Lo Bianco is typical of Calabria, in the province of Vibo Valentia in particular and of Sicily, particularly in Palermo, Lobianco, absolutely rare, probably due to transcription errors, deriving from nicknames originating from the physical characteristics of the person or place of residence (see Bianchessi), we find traces of this surname in Messina in 1500, in an act of the Sacred Inquisition dated
The Biondo is typically Sicilian from Palermo, Monreale, Belmonte Mezzagno and Partinico in the Palermo area, Lo Biundo, also from Palermo, is specific to Partinico, Altofonte and Palermo, the suffix Lo- could have patronymic value and be understood as the son of or, referred to the name Biondo. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the nickname or medieval name Biondo, which, together with the Biundo variant, clearly alludes to the color of the hair - of a blonde color in fact (see Bionda and Biundo). In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of nicknames or the personal names of the founders.
The Bono, absolutely rare, is typical of Palermo, Lobono, even more rare, is specific to Crotone, Lo Buono, in addition to the stock in Palermo, Trabia, Termini Imerese and Palermo, it also has a strain in Bisaccia nell'avellinese, and in Puglia in Bari and Foggia, Lobuono is decidedly Apulian, from Bari and Bari and Brindisi, it should be forms derived from the medieval name Buono (see GOOD).
The Bosco has a stock between Campania and Basilicata, in Sala Consilina and Battipaglia in the Salerno area and in Roccanova, Sant'Arcangelo and Montemurro in the Potenza area, and a more consistent stock in Sicily at Altavilla Milicia, Palermo and Monreale in Palermo and Raffadali and Licata in the Agrigento region, it should derive from a nickname indicating that the progenitor was referred to as that of the forest, or because it originated from a wooded area or because by trade it worked in the woods.
Typical Sicilian, from Agrigento in particular, should derive from a nickname linked to the physical characteristics of the progenitor, traces of this surname we find in 1600 in Casteltermini (AG) with the notary GB Lo Brutto.
Both are typically Calabrian, the almost unique Lo Cane is from the Vibonese, as is the slightly less rare Locane, these surnames should derive from a nickname based on the Arabic word qaani (red), perhaps indicating that the progenitor was red of hair.
Specific to north-western Sicily, it could derive from a nickname linked to the dialect word casciu (dairy, cheese), but it is perhaps more probable, from the gens Cascia, as an example we report the content of a tombstone from the Roman era that cites characters belonging to to this clan: "D (is) M (anibus) A (ulus) Cascius Marcianus matri suae Casciae Capriolae pientissim (a) and b (ene) m (erents) p (osuit)".
Typical Sicilian, of the Catanese in particular, traces of this surname we find in Palermo in a deed of 1631 the Senate commissioned to the silversmith Master Matteo Lo Castro some works. (see Castro)
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