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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Polpo


POLPI | POLPO | PULPO

Octopuses and octopus should be altered forms of the surname Pulpo, which is widespread and is specific to Taranto, should derive from the medieval name Pulpus, originated from the Greek word polupous (from the very feet, but also fleshy growths), could stand to Indicate that the ancestor had obvious fleshy growths, the use of this name we have traces in 1200 in Genoa.

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


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Variations Last name: Colpo
Nobles: Italia (Liguria)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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