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Subject: Re: What doesmy surname means?
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 5, 2004 at 4:36:29 PM
Reply to: Re: What doesmy surname means? by Mino Sagani
www.jtosti.com/noms has something to say about Carrillo (in French, unfortunately). Tosti accepts that the name means "cheek", and suggests that it is a nickname for a glutton. He adds the cautionary note that we cannot know the mediaeval mindset that produced such a nickname.
For myself I don't think we should too hastily dismiss a connection between carrillo and carro, carreta, etc. It's possible that this is a metonym for someone who drove or built carts.
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