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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Schiaffino


Schiaffini has a stump in Sestri levantre and in the break and one in Marino (RM), Rome and Ariccia, Schiaffino is typical of the central eastern Liguria of Camogli in particular, has a secondary strain also in Stintino (SS) founded by fishermen Camogliesi Ivi moved in 1700, of uncertain etymology, according to some derives from the medieval term sclavinus (Liberto); Notable figures were the sculptor Bernardo Schiaffino (1678 1723) and the painter Francesco Schiaffino (1689-1763), but the most famous was certainly the young shepherdess of Camogli Angela Schiaffino to whom the Madonna appeared on July 2, 1518. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Schiaffino is a very old surname of Camogli, born in the THIRTEENTH century, brought for centuries to witness the phase of initiation of a growing interest in maritime traffic in the people of the small village. Then, when it was affirmed the use of the surnames, some drew it from ' scafin ' = small hull, which was the boat which they kept under house to fish or to trade. A Christian Scafin is mentioned for the first time in a notarial deed of August 29, 1267. M. Francipane does it instead derive from the surname base DI STEFANO.

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

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