Italian surnames by region

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How to recognise the region of origin of Italian family names ? Easy, just look at the suffix. Here are a few common ones from North to South.

Piemonte

-ero/ario (e.g. Barbe-ero, Molin-ero, Sobr-ero)
-esio (e.g. Gorr-esio)
-audi/aldi (e.g. Grib-audi, Ramb-audi)
-asco (e.g. Com-asco, Cev-asco)

Liguria

-asco (e.g. Com-asco, Cev-asco)

Lombardia

-ago/aghi/ate/ati (e.g. Air-aghi, Arcon-ato, Gess-ati)
-atti/etti (e.g. Ors-atti, Giorg-etti)
-di/oldi (e.g. Sol-di, Garib-oldi)
-ingo/inghi/enghi/engo (e.g. Martin-engo)

Veneto

-igo (e.g. Bardar-igo)
-acco (e.g. Acco, B-acco, Bazz-acco, Biss-acco, C-acco, Feltr-acco, Pol-acco)
# ending in -l/n/r (e.g. Cana-l, Mani-n, Carre-r)

Fiuli

-otti/utti/ut/ot (e.g. Bertol-otti, Bias-utti, Gregor-utti, Danel-ut,, Franz-ot)

Toscana

-ai/ini (e.g. Ast-ai, Boll-ai, Fornari-ini)
-uoli/aiuoli (e.g. Acciai-uoli, Casci-aiuoli)
-ingo/inghi/enghi/engo (e.g. Martin-engo)

Sardegna

-au (e.g. Bidd-au, Mad-au)
-as (e.g. Cann-as, Pir-as)
-u (e.g. Cafedd-u)

Campania

-isi (e.g. Tro-isi, Pugl-isi)

Sicilia

-isi (e.g. Tro-isi, Pugl-isi)
-aloro (e.g. Fav-aloro, Orgli-aloro)



Let's also note that 40% of Italian surnames are patronymic (from a given name), 35% are topographic (place name), and the remaining 25% are pseudonymic (nick name or descriptive).

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gods and heros ' names in greek mythology

one finds that a lot of the male gods or heroes in greek mythology have names ending in sus,sos, theus, thus,us,os, don, and one can find that the place names in the east Aegean sea, close to Turkey, have such place names ending in 'os'.
 
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and the heros have, it seems , only given names and without a family name or surname . Am I right in this respect ? this seems to be a very old tradition .
 
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In ancient China, the status of women was significantly lower than that of men. That's why their names needed to follow their husbands to make changes.
 
My surname ends in -i and it is originally Tuscan

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