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Subject: Re: Orlando, Pherigo, Simontacchi...What do these surnames mean ?
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: May 9, 2004 at 6:23 PM
Reply to: Orlando, Pherigo, Simontacchi...What do these surnames mean ? by Rashida

I found Orlando listed as a Spanish variation of Roland, meaning "famous land".

I'd guess Simontachhi has something to do with the Hebrew name, Simon, ...meaning "to be heard" or something to that affect ...maybe one of our Italian contributors can tell you what the -tacchi suffix means ...likely a diminutive ...

Not sure on Pherigo, but I'd try spelling it with an "F" as well ...it looks like it might be related to Federico ..."peaceful ruler" ...spellings are subject to much variation depending on the locality.

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