Zanza is decidedly Sardinian, of Bosa Nell'oristanese and Bonorva in Sassarese, should derive from a nickname in Sardinian language with the meaning of rocking cradle. Additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ZANZA: Atzànda, Tzanda, Zanda (see surname Zanda or Tanda), Zanza, Athanda, Thanda, Tanda = Rosolaccio or poppy fields; In Campidano babbabòi or Pabaule or papaule, etc. from the Italian poppy, from the Greek??????? (Papabie). Atzanda, Athanda, Tanda etc, could derive, according to the Wagner, from the Afro Iberian root????? (nantì) = Poppy. Currently the surname is present in 32 Italian municipalities, 11 in Sardinia: Bosa 26, Bonorva 20, Ploaghe 6, etc. integrations provided by Giovanni Vezzelli according to D. Olivieri (The surnames of the Venice Euganea, 234) Zanza comes from the Veneto ' zanza ' = Ciancia. In Sardinia can be variant barbaric of the surname Tanda, Zanda and therefore also mean "Rosolaccio, Poppy of the fields", or variant of the surname Sancia and correspond to the Spanish female staff Sancha or Catalan Sança. Source: M. Pittau, Diz. Full. Sardinia, 3, 320.
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