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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Nao


NAO

Nao, almost unique, is Venetian, from the area that includes Paduan and Venetian, should derive from an archaic dialectal nickname based on the Venetian term nao (napo or navone, species of elongated turnip whose scientific name is brassica napus), by extension this term, referring to man, means fool.

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


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