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Tenacious is specific of the Foggiano, of San Marco in Lamis and San Severo in particular, but also of San Nicander Garganico, Cagnano Varano, Foggia and Apricena, Tenaci, almost unique, is probably due to wrong transcriptions of the previous one, Tenax is practically unique, They should derive from a nickname originated from the Latin word tenax, tenacis (dogged), which also came into use as a name, especially in the Slavic populations.

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


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