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Subject: Re: Surname: Levario
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: July 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM
Reply to: Surname: Levario by LEVARIO

Just on the form I'd guess a romance descendant of a personal name cognate with or derived from Moesogothic Liufharjis or Liubawari (medial b was pronounced similarly to f or v), Gothic or Lombard could have supplied the original if Italian, Suebian, Vandal, Ostrogothic etc. if Spanish (the h and w are regularly syncopated in such names). The two names mean respectively beloved+army and beloved+defender (in such names the two elements have separate, not combined, significance). Versions of both names are recorded elsewhere e.g. Leuparius, Liupwar.

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