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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Scanagatta


Scanagatta is typical of Vicenza, Marostica and Pianezze in particular, Scanagatti, very very rare, it would seem of Milan, Scannagatta and Scannagatti are almost unique and probably due to errors of transcription of the previous, additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Scanagatta is typical mostly of the Lombard-Veneto, with a major strain in the Vicenza and a minor among the Comasco, the Varese and the Lecchese, Scanagatti, very rare, is specific to the Milanese, Scannagatta, unique, is a mistake of transcription of Scanagatta , Catkiller, almost unique, is native to the Neapolitan, all these surnames derive from the ancient expression Scannagatta or Catkiller (otherwise known as Pelagatta or Pelagatti), with the figurative meaning of swindler, scoundrel. It is, therefore, of the cognominizations of nicknames attributed to the ancestor. Information

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

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