La Penna has a nucleus in the provinces of Rome and Latina, probably a secondary one in Naples and one in the Foggia area. Lapenna is specific to Puglia, Molise and Basilicata, and should derive from nicknames probably related to the profession of scribe or administrator.
Very common in north-western Italy. in Lazio and Campania, also present significantly in Puglia and in the Reggio area, they should derive from the various toponyms containing the root Penna, extremely widespread throughout Italy, but it is also possible to link with nicknames linked to the activity of the progenitor. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Penna is a nickname given to someone who worked as a writer. It could also derive from "pen" meaning "tip", "rock". Many toponyms include this term.
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