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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Sciamanna


Sciamanna is typical of the Marche, especially the Piceno, Teramano, Ternano, Viterbo and Romano, should derive from the archaic term Sciamanna or sciamanno, probably due to a deformation of the Hebrew word simàn (Mark), which was To indicate the mark that the Jews of the Papal States were forced to bring, then probably used in ancient times to identify people of Jewish religion, but it should not be omitted the possibility that the surname derives from a Dialect nickname originated from the same word used, in Lazio and around, to indicate poor clothes, rags or miserable shawls, traces of this cognominization we find in 1700 with the Marquis Marcello Sciamanna of Terni.

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

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