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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pirri


Pirri seems to have more nuclei, in the Messina area, in the Cosenza area, in the Sassari area and in Lazio, as well as a main lineage in the Foggia area, it would also seem to have one in the Neapolitan, one in the Roman countryside and one in the Macerata area, they should derive from the Roman name Pyrrhus or from the Greek name Pyrrhos, an example of this name is found in Acerra in the Neapolitan in the 1400s with the Count of Acerra Pyrrus de Baucio and in the province of Rome in the second half of the 1500s with such a Pyrrhus de Untis a Pyrrus Choellius and many others, but can also be that the Calabrian strains derive from nicknames originating from the dialect word pirru (robin). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas PIRRI: the Sardinian surname Pirri differs absolutely from the correspondent of the rest of Italy, unless they are Sardinian immigrants in the continent.

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

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