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SQUASSI | SQUASSO

Squassi is typical of Milan and Milanese, Squasso, almost unique, is Piedmontese, should derive from a medieval nickname based on the term squaxus, of which we have an example of use in 1480 in Lombardy in a deed of sale, where the selling part is Represented by such a: ".. The price of the... Ediffitium Unum A Canipa one, buleo an et lectera an intus, in the same room, in the same row, one of the other, the same one, one of the same, the same, the one, and the same, a a prope, a crib and a stalera an intus et hostio supra ... ", derived term, with the addition of an S-epentetic, from the Latin word quassum (shaken, brutally beaten), perhaps in memory of a particular episode of the life of the ancestor.

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


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