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Origin and Etymology of Italian Surnames starting in "E-"

Find here the possible, or accepted, etymology of many Italian surnames, and families of surnames, beginning with "E-", as well as, where data is available, their geographical or historical origin and current distribution.

Other Surnames Starting with:

EDOARDA, EDOARDO, EDUARDO
From the German first name Edoardo = guardian of the property
ELCE, ELCI
From the poetic word "elce" that means "leccio" = holm oak
ELMO
From the first name of Eramo or Erasmo; it derives from the Greek word "eros" = love
EMIDIA, EMILI, EMILIANI
From the first name Emilio. Also to identify someone coming from the Emilia Region
EPISCOPO
From the word "vescovo" = bishop. It derives from the greek "episkopos"
EQUI
From the ancient italic population of Equi, located in the area of Carsoli and Celano
ERAMO
From the first name of Eramo or Erasmo; it derives from the Greek word "eros" = love
ERCOLI, ERCOLANI, ERCOLANO, ERCOLE, ERCOLES, ERCOLESI, ERCOLESSI, ERCOLINO
From the Latin first name Hercules or Herculanus (sacred to Hercules). It could be a nickname for a strong man
ERMO
From the first name of Eramo or Erasmo; it derives from the Greek word "eros" = love
ESPOSITO, ESPOSTI
From the Latin "expositus", used for infants abandoned by parents
ETTORA, ETTORE, ETTORINO, ETTORRE
From the first name Ettore of Greek origin
EVANGELISTA EVANGELISTI
From the Christian first name Evangelista, to indicate the four writers of the Gospel, who announces the "good news".