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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zen


Zen is typical Veneto, probably of the area that includes the Vicenza, Padua and Trevigiano, Zena has a strain in Modena in Finale Emilia and one in Viterbo and Civitavecchia in the Roman, Zene is absolutely rare, Zeni is specific to the area that includes the Trentino, the Bresciano and the Veronese, Zeno is typical of the Neapolitan, should derive, directly or through a dialectal form, from the medieval name Zeno, Zena, brought for example by an emperor of Byzantium of the fifth century: "... Ergo postquam factus est imperator Zeno a filio his lion, here natus fuerat de filia Leone Ariagne nomine, Regnat to filio his year one... "Traces of this cognitive we have in Venice with the Doge Renierus Zen who held the office from 1253 to 1268, in San Daniele of Friuli in 1400 where in a script we read: "... Oratio in Funere Zeni Caroli;

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

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Variations Last name: Zenn
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Nobility: Conti - Nobili
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