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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Sciascia


Sciasci would appear to have a small stump in formigine in the Modenese, Sciascia has a stump in the Bari between Bisceglie, Barletta and Minervino Murge, and one Sicilian, especially in Agrigentino, Agrigento, Campobello di Licata, Ravanusa and Cattolica Eraclea, Sciascio It is absolutely rare, in some cases may derive from the Hypochoral dialect of the name Rosaria. Additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi according to some sources, the origin of these surnames should be sought in the medieval name Sciascia (phonetic variant of Scioscia), i.e. the italianization of Jewish staff Shosha, which in ancient Hebrew means Lily, Shosha, in fact, was born from the apocope of the name Shoshannah, known to us as Susanna; (see Susana); In Sicily, however, it is also possible that these surnames are of Arabic origin, even if the etymology is common to the Hebrew one (it often happens that the Arabic and Hebrew onomastics are very similar among them). That said, however, it should be noted that the hypothesis of a connection with the name Rosaria is not entirely unfounded, because the same term shoshannah, in modern Hebrew, has assumed the meaning of Rosa: Following this interpretation, then, it comes to think that the Christian tradition has approached the names Rosaria and Sciascia for a purely semantic reason (resuming the modern translation of the term Shoshannah). With regard to the last names in question, therefore, these are the cognominizations of the name of the ancestor (not only in the sense of matronymic but also patronymic, because it seems that, at one time, these names were also used in the masculine and, in Several cases are read as abbreviations of the name Rosario).

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

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