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Subject: Re: surname root
Author: Giacomo   (guest)
Date: April 14, 2004 at 10:15 AM
Reply to: surname root by luis

This is an italian surname or a wrong spelling of AGRIPPINO, an Italian surname coming from an old latin first name "Agrippinus".
There is also a feminin form Agrippina.
These names in Roman times were given to boys and girls who were born in the wrong way, with their feet not the head
"Agr-" means first and "pes" foot.
At the moment the surname Agrippino is absolutely rare in Italy. It is present only in Southern Italy: CAMPANIA, PUGLIA and CALABRIA.

See the site of italian surnames: www.gens.labo.net

Messages in this thread:
  • surname root - luis  Apr 14 2004, 8:52 AM
    • Re: surname root - Giacomo  Apr 14 2004, 10:15 AM