Paponetti is from Abruzzo from the L'Aquila area, from Trasacco and Avezzano, Paponi, very very rare, is from the Marches, especially from Piceno and Ancona, Pappone has a stock in Naples and one, very small in Benevento, Papponetti is typically Abruzzese, from Pescara and of the Theatine, of Miglianico and Francavilla al Mare, Papponi, absolutely rare, is of central Italy, for these surnames more hypotheses can be formulated, all of them propose a supernominal origin: the first proposes a derivation from the Greek word papas (father, priest) ), the second from the Provençal term papon (grandfather), the third from the archaic Italian word pappone (mangione). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli PAPPONE - Surname present in Campania and Puglia, is an augmentative of the surname base Pappa. It is a medieval nickname, generally ironic or insulting, formed by 'pappa', from the verb 'pappare' = to eat excessively. In more modern times Pappone has assumed, as is known, the meaning of 'lenone'.
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