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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Loia


LOIA | LOIO | LOJA | LOJO

Loia has a stock in Capranica in the Viterbo area and in Rome and one in the Benevento area, in Tocco Caudio, Cautano and Benevento, Loio and Lojo would seem unique, Loja, almost unique, has rare presence here and there, should derive from the medieval name Loio, Loia, apheretic forms of the French names Aloy and Aloya, archaic forms of the name Luigi and Luigia, we remember Santa Loia protector of animals, in some cases they could also derive from nicknames originating from dialectal alterations of the Greek word leòs (people).

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


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