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Subject: Re: Montanaro & DeLellis
Author: M.Sagani   (guest)
Date: October 26, 2006 at 2:31 PM
Reply to: Montanaro & DeLellis by Nobody

Montanaro is spread botn in Northern and Southern Italy and means "a man coming from a mountainous area.
De Lellis could be thsa a latin form of surnames like LELLI, that comes from masculin first names like Raffaello, Leonello, Donatello or Aurelio.
In Italy in 16th century it was a fashion to change its surname in a latin one
So Giudice could come Giudes, Filippi, De Filippis. Carli, Carolis or De Carolis, Lippi, Lippolis and so on.

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  • Montanaro & DeLellis - Nobody  Oct 26 2006, 10:07 AM
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