Specific to the Calabrian area that includes Gioiosa Ionica, Locri and Siderno (RC), could, but is not very likely, derive from a nickname related to the Greek word Sgurós (curly, with hair in ringlets). Integrations provided by Fabio Paolucci is a typical Calabrian surname of the southern Ionian coast. As a result of the migratory phenomenon from southern Italy, the surname in question has been widely diffused in America and, remaining in the national context, in the Lombard capital, Italian economic capital. From the etymological point of view Schirripa should derive from the Greek word and Greek of via Albanian (i) Schyros, with the meaning of forte: in this sense the surname should derive from the cognominization of a nickname attributed to the ancestor of the stump ( Or to the parent if they are more distinct strains although coming from the same area) in relation to its physical peculiarity.
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