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Tessa has a stump in Turin, in Giaveno, Turin and Coazze, a log in Lucchese in Seravezza and a nice Bari in Canosa di Puglia and Bari, it should be a matronymic and derive from the medieval female name Tessa of which we have an example in a recording Tuscany of 1280: "In the year MCCLXXX, he married Tessa Nostra Serokia (sister) to Vanni di Ginevia. Fecie the marriage card... ", or even in an inventory of the goods of the commune of Siena of the XIV century:"... Tessa da Montieri had from the town predicted, the land of the commune of Siena, land placed in the court and doubled and place called El Colle di Santa Maria, ala which from ' One part is the ' heirs of Castagnolo and the ' other El Fossato di Ribozzo; Which is 14 bushels at the table. ..".

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

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