Subject: Re: Mazzocchi ...Italian name
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 24, 2004 at 4:39:28 PM
Reply to: Re: Mazzocchi ...Italian name by Sagani
A suggestion I've read goes for the "club" theory. According to this explanation Mazocho (sic) or Mazochus (sic) began as a byname, either for a craftsman whose work involved the use of a hammer, or a militiaman whose weapon was a club. From some such person or persons descend the Mazzocchi. All speculation of course.
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