Freni?
Anyone know where this last name originates? And the meaning? Thank-you.
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Cognomix, an italian site, says it comes from Messina, Sicily and the site says it's the second most common name in a town near Messina, called Itala..if you want use it for a novel I don't suggest it, anyway..
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because it's the italian word for "brakes"
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From the Dictionary of American Family Names:Freni US Frequency (2010 census): 332Italian (southern): patronymic or plural form of Freno, a nickname from Calabrian freno ‘hay’ (Italian fieno, from Latin fenum).Some characteristic forenames: Italian: Salvatore, Rocco, Santo, Carmelo, Costantino, Domenic, Franco, Giovanna, Giuseppe, Orazio, Pina, Sante.
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Mirella Freni was a famous opera singer.
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