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VISCUSI | VISCUSO

Viexcuse would seem typically campano, of the Beneventano in particular would appear to Sant'Agata De'goti, Frasso Telesino, Moiano and Limatola, with significant appearances also in Caserta and Naples, with strains also in Lazio in Rome, Latina, Pomezia, Aprilia and Frascatied one in Monsummano Terme in Pistoiese, Viscuso is decidedly Sicilian, above all of Catania, the Aci Castello, Mascalucia and Misterbianco and Bagheria (PA) and Palermo, the origin of these surnames is obscure, one could hypothesize a Derivation from names of localities characterized by the presence of a forest, through betacismo of a dialectal form, but it is a hypothesis all to be confirmed, another hypothesis might be that of a connection with the Latin term episcopus after profound dialectal changes. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Viscuso is present in Catania, Messina, Mascalucia. It comes from the Sicilian ' viscusu ' = viscous, tenacious. Cf. Viscusu is also Contrada of Ucrìa (ME) Rohlfs 195.

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


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