Pelù is specific to Massa, Pelu, almost unique, is probably due to transcription errors. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Rare, a native of the Massa area, Pelù is most likely a surname of foreign origin: the most likely hypothesis is that it is a surname imported from France and then Italianized in its present form. In this case, it could be the Italianization of the French Pelloux or Peloux or, alternatively, Pelous, surnames all derived from the adjective peloux (poilu in modern French), with the meaning of hairy, hairy (see also Pelosi). The surname Pelloux, moreover, is also part of the political history of our country: born in La Roche, Savoy, in 1839, Luigi Pelloux was President of the Italian Council of Ministers in the last years of the nineteenth century (June 1898-June 1900) .
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