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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Sapia


SAPIA | SAPIO

Sapia is typical of the Cosentino, of Rossano and Corigliano Calabro (CS), Sapio should be native of the Caserta and Neapolitan, derive from the medieval name Sapius (which then became Savio), in the tenth century we find an iohannes Sapius; In the Divine Comedy, Dante writes: "... I was not, and he knew that I was a often called... Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli SAPÌA-G. Rohlfs distinguishes this surname from SÀPIO (meaning ' Savio, wise '), in my opinion with reason, given the different accent. For Sapìa he proposes the derivation from the Albanian shapi-a = Ramarro. G. Rohlfs, Diz. Full. In Calabria, 1979, p. 234.

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


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