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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Loschi


Loschi has a stock in the Treviso area and in the Udine area, one in the Piacenza area and one in the Modena area. It may derive from the medieval Germanic name Losk, which in turn is derived from the word losk (leather, leather-based, resistant). additions provided by Andrea Manni The surname Loschi has a main stock in the Modena area, and is widespread throughout western Emilia, Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia. It also has an important strain in the Veneto, in the Treviso area, and in Friuli Venezia Giulia. At low frequency it is also widespread in Lombardy, Milan and Mantua, and in Piedmont. The surname Losco has a main stock in the Neapolitan, and a secondary in the Roman. A smaller stock could also be rooted in the Milan area. The surname Loschi could derive from the Latin Luscus (probable contraction of Luce-Captus) which literally means 'blind from one eye'. Losco is also attested as a personal name: Losco Caldogno was an aristocrat from Vicenza and a wealthy silk merchant who lived in the first half of the 1500s. An example of this surname is the carpigiano painter Bernardino Loschi (1460 - 1540) who signed himself in Latin 'Berdardinus Luscus' . Another example of this surname is Antonio Loschi from Vicenza (1368-1441), a humanist, scholar and diplomat close to the Visconti of Milan. Antonio Loschi (sometimes written Luschi) was probably a member of a noble Loschi family descended from the condottiere Bartolomeo Branzo de 'Loschi, a family that played a leading role in the history of Vicenza. Lucius Atilius Luscus was a military tribune of the first century BC. Luscus was also a popular surname among the Romans. From the Latin term Luscus could also derive the surname Luschi (see Luschi) widespread mainly in Tuscany, especially in Livorno and Pisa.

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

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