Subject: Re: DelTufo ...meaning of this Italian name
Author: Reg Niles   (guest)
Date: September 13, 2005 at 6:09 PM
Reply to: Re: DelTufo ...meaning of this Italian name by Sagani

I just checked this book : "Our Italian Surnames," by Joseph G. Fucilla, published 1949, reprinted 1987. Page 239 does not define Del TUFO, but in a discussion of the anglicization of Italian surnames, the author states (without providing his source): "Here belongs the strange transformation of Del Tufo into Dell." He treats the mineral name TUFO on page 98.

Reg Niles

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