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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Panighi


Paniga is decidedly Lombard from the province of Sondrio, from Morbegno and Talamona, Panighi, much rarer, is specific to Milan, Panigo is characteristic of the Milanese, of Cornaredo, Sedriano, Bareggio, Settimo Milanese and Milan, they should all derive from a nickname based on the dialectal term panigh (panic or millet, Panicum miliaceum), a cereal that in medieval times had a considerable alimentary importance for humans, even if in Lombardy it was mostly used for animal fodder, the Milanese of a certain age remember the pan de mej or millet bread, once used, perhaps with added sugar, as a dessert.

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

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