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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. [ˈsfɔr.tsa]  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Italian verb sforzare meaning "to force, strain"; also compare the related word forza "force, strength". This was the surname of a dynasty of Milanese dukes, which held power in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Added 7/31/2019 by wh0sbad
Edited 3/18/2020 by Mike C and SeaHorse15