I happen to be the proud owner of a Panerai watch. Panerai was founded in the 19th century by watchmaker Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. The rest is history.
I was recently stumped on the meaning/origin/etymolgy of the surname Panerai. Any suggestions?
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This surname is typical of the Florence (Firenze) area.
It doesn't almost exist outside Florence.
It comes probably from an old professional name "panieraio" or "paneraio": it was a person who made Baskets with osiers.
Than it ends in "i" like many italian suranmes. The "i" was originally
the mark of latin genitive.
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Thanks Sagani :)
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