Zasa, Pennino...
Zasa is a surname, I dont remember from which famous person I got it (but it is quite buried in the person's ancestry), so is Pennino (which is obviously Italian) I thought Zasa was Hungarian (I thought it was the spelling of Gabor's famous pseudonym which means lilly/rose/lotus) but I have seen it is not so... Anyone knows the etymology of the surname Zasa and the surname Pennino?Edit: I thought Gabor's pseudonymn was a nickname, when it's actually a Hungarian form of Susana

This message was edited by the author 2/16/2012, 9:05 AM

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Zasa is Italian as you can see at http://gens.labo.net/ but I don't know the etymology. You'll find the origin of Pennino at http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=pennino.
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Thanks for the answer, so Zasa and Susanna have nothing to do with each other... Now checking Pennino, thanks :DEdit: I already guessed it was a diminutive, but knowing it comes from Penna does not solves the problem, thanks anyway, its better than nothingEdit: Although "penna" is already way easy to find out, it seems it can be "jutting/prominent rock", "fortress/battlement" or "feather/wing", thanks

This message was edited by the author 2/16/2012, 4:08 PM

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There is a Monte Pennino in Umbria, Italy, so maybe it's locative like Penna.ZsaZsa is probably a childish version of Zsuzsa, diminutive of Zsuzsanna, "Susan".
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yes actually this very site says that zsazsa is susana... thanks with the zasa though...
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