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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zara


It has various strains in Sardinia both in the north and in the south of the island, which could derive from the toponym Atzara (NU), in the Venetian, in the Goriška and in Trieste where it could derive from the name Dalmatic namesake, in the Ternano, Molise and the Casertano, in Some cases could be of the matronymic and derive from the apheresis of names like Lazzara or Cesara, in other cases the origin and to be found in names of localities. Integrations provided by Giuseppe Concas ZARA: It comes from the Arab AZ-Zarh and it means nut, from which it derives just chance, gambling. In Spanish we have Asar and in French hasard. It is a surname spread throughout Italy, in 464 municipalities. The most consistent strain we find in Caserta, with 261 appearances; Rome 96, Venice 92, Milan 60, Torino 57, Genoa 31. Sardinia is present in 72/377 municipalities: Sassari 170, Guasila 90, Cagliari 89, Ittiri 75, Samassi 67, Iglesias 58.

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

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