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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zappaterra


ZAPPATERRA

Zappaterra is typically Emiliano, of the Ferrara area, of Ferrarese, Copparo, Portomaggiore, Bondeno, Migliarino, Berra and Codigoro and of Bologna, should derive from a nickname originated from the activity of peasant probably carried out by the founder, but it is also Possible that the term Zappaterra has been used in a derogatory way to identify a person who is not unliterate, Pirandello himself uses the term in this sense. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Zappaterra is a surname of origin nicknamed and indicates «Worker of the fields», as Zappalorto. We're recounting him in the Carpigiano. F. Violi, surname in Modena and Modenese, 1996.

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


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