I need information on how people made there surnames. What different origins it depends and how they relate to one another,if it depends on there occupations and also how some countries surnames were based on where they lived.
(also some information on WHERE and WHEN surnames started would be helpful)

~Thank You for your help~
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BIANCA is an Italian surname. It is a variant of BIANCHI pr BIANCO that is white. This surname has come from a nickname due to namely to physical characteristics such as the colour of skin.
In Italy sunames started officially in XVIth or XVIIth century.
And they settled permanently in XIXth century.

Italy has a large number of surnames deeply influenced by local dialects and way of life
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what is the meaning of my name?

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