Origin and Etymology of Italian Surnames starting in "Z-"
Find here the possible, or accepted, etymology of many Italian surnames, and families of surnames, beginning with "Z-", as well as, where data is available, their geographical or historical origin and current distribution.
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From the first name Sabato = Saturday, very rare, given to the children born in said day of the week
From the fist name Zaccaria or from the Neapolitan dialect word "zaccaro" = boy
ZACCHI, ZACCHELLI, ZACCHETTI, ZACCONI
From the first name Giacomo (Zacomo), Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected
ZAPPA, ZAPPACOSTA, ZAPPALORTO, ZAPPATERRA, ZAPPAVIGNA, ZAPPULLA, ZAPPAROLI, ZAPPATORE, ZAPPITELLI, ZAPPI
From the word "zappa" = hoe; surname connected to the job of the farmers
ZARA, ZARATINO, ZARATTINO, ZARATTINI, ZARATINI
From the name of the town of Zara, in Croatia
From a dialect word meaning piece of salted and dry animal meat
From a dialect word "zavatta", ciabatta = slipper (shoes)
From the dialect word "zicche" = occasion
Possibly from the dialect words "zinnu" or "zinna" = small, little
ZORZELLI, ZORZELLO, ZORZINI, ZORZIN, ZORZIL, ZORZON, ZORZENON, ZORZANI, ZORZAN, ZORZANELLO, ZURZULI, ZORZULLI, ZORZALO, ZORZALLO, ZORZAL, ZORZUTTI
From the first name Giorgio, deriving from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer
ZUCARO, ZUCCARINI, ZUCCARI, ZUCCARELLI, ZUCCARINI, ZUCCARINO, ZUCCHERINO, ZUCCHERINI
From the word "zucchero" = sugar, used as a nickname for a sweet and good person
From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected
Possibly from the Greek surname "Tsulos", from Giulio.