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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Panagia


Panagia, very rare, is from the extreme tip of Calabria, Panagis is almost unique, Panaia is specific to Calabria, Vallefiorita and Squillace in Catanzaro with a stock also in Crotone and in Reggio, Panaja, absolutely rare, is typical of Reggio . additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Panaìa is a surname of Catanzaro that comes from the local name Panaìa, also in the Catanzaro area. This is the syncopated form of the surname Panagìa, present in Reggio Calabria. Both derive from the Greek Panaghìa = most holy, that is the Virgin Mary. The surname Panagis is also from the same family.

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

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Variations Last name: Panaggio,Panaggi
Nobles: Italia (Calabria)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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