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Zezza has a Roman strain, a Neapolitan one and in Benevento and an Pugliese in Ruffano, Uggiano the church and Kurdish in Lecce, in Brindisi and Corato and Bari in the Barese, should derive from a hypochoral form apheretic dialect Campano, Apulian of the name Lucretia, perhaps the Name of the parent. Integrations provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Zezza is widespread in southern Italy, it is very frequent in Puglia. It is the cognitive name of the nickname Zézza or Zizza, which can have different origins. By the Ant. It. ' Zézza ' "Ultima" with reference to the last born, or from SIC. ' Zizzu ' (f. Zizza) (< Arab ' azìz ' "Shining, Beautiful" and also "celibate") "Young of ostentation elegance"; Or from the Greek and the NAP. ' Zizza ' "stern, breast, breast". It is documented in Puglia in Barletta (BA) in 1540: "Sebastianus Zizus"; In Foggia in 1682: "Giovanna Zézzi" and in Cerignola (FG) in 1768. Minervini 524.

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

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