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Ziveri, quite rare is specific of Parma and Traversetolo in particular, Zivieri, very rare is typical of the area between Reggio Emilia and Bologna, should derive from Siverus, a modification of the Latin cognomen Severus, of which we have an example in one Written of 97 d. C.: "... Item Fund (OS) duos Valianos Antonianos Messianos Caturnianos loco S (UPRA) s (crypto) ADF (Inibus) Virio Sivero et Albio Secundo et C (AIO) Cominio et pop (ulo) quos professus... "We find a trace of this surname towards the end of 1600 with a certain Giovanni Antonio Ziveri who will become prior Dela venerable Brotherhood of Sufraggio dele Souls in the purgatory of Traversetolo (PR).

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

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