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Subject: Re: Nicolas Coppola (Cage) I hope this helps.
Author: Priscilla   (guest)
Date: August 30, 2003 at 7:27 PM
Reply to: Nicolas Coppola (Cage) by Skye

Cage is English. It's a metonymic occupational name for a maker & seller of small cages for animals or birds, or a keeper of the large public cage in which petty criminals were confined for short periods of imprisonment.

Coppola is Italian. It is derived from the Neapolitan term coppola denoting a type of beret characteristic of the region, either a nickname for a habitual wearer of a beret, or a metonymic ocupational name for a maker of such berets.
I found this information in a surname book at the library.

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  • Nicolas Coppola (Cage) - Skye  Aug 25 2003, 1:09 AM
    • Re: Nicolas Coppola (Cage) I hope this helps. - Priscilla  Aug 30 2003, 7:27 PM