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.
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