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[Surname] Iero
I know this is Italian, but I can't find a meaning anywhere. I'm quite curious. Does anyone have any information?We're all in the gutter, but some of us look at the stars.
~Oscar Wilde.
We're all mad here
~The Cheshire Cat.
Viva la revolucion!
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Calabrian, apparently from the Greek Hieros, "holy", which was probably a male given name. As is often noted here, surnames whose origins lie in the Greek language are not uncommon in Southern Italy.
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The etymology sounds fine to me but I'm wondering why there would be so many bearers of the name (relatively speaking) in Northern Italy as shown at
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Economic migration from rural south to industrial north post-World War II?
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Thanks so much to all of you!

This message was edited 1/22/2012, 8:42 PM

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