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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Rapelli


Rapa has various strains, in Piedmont, in Savona, in Varesotto, in Pesaro, in Campania, especially in the Caserta and Avellinese, and in the Catanese, Rapelli, very rare, has a nucleus in northern Turin and one in the South Milanese and Lodigiano, Rapello is specific to the Turin, of Volpiano, Ala di Stura, Moncalieri and Torino, should derive, directly or through a hypochoristic, from nicknames connected with the word rapa, remember that in ancient times the turnip was the main food of the population less affluent.

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

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Nobles: Italia (Piemonte - Lombardia)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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