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Subject: Re: Are formosa and formoso related?
Author: Marc   (guest)
Date: November 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Reply to: Re: Are formosa and formoso related? by Sean Vella

The reason is simply that an Italian named Formosa emigrated to Malta at some point and nobody named Formoso from Spain (or anywhere else) ever did. This is evident from Cassar's The Surnames of the Maltese Islands, which I mentioned previously.

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