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Surnames in Basilicata, Italy

Basilicata region The lists of surnames were derived from the white pages of the 1990's for the recent lists, and from sources as indexes of births, "numerazioni", catasti onciari, parish records for previous centuries.
Surnames in the Provinces of Basilicata

Matera

Potenza

Common Surnames

  • In Basilicata the most common surnames are toponymic, that is, related to place of origin: Albano, Calabrese, Cirigliano, Cosentino, Genovese, Grieco, Lauria, Lombardi, Montemurro, Stigliano.
  • As with other regions of Southern Italy, we find surnames formed with definite articles (La, Lo, Le) such as Larocca, Laguardia, Lasala, Latorre, Labella, Lamacchia, Lasalandra, Lobascio, Lenoci, Locantore, Lo Piccolo, Logiurato, Loperfido, Lorusso, Lovaglio.
  • Other common, typical surnames are formed using prefixes as "mastro" (Mastronardi, Mastrangelo, Mastrosimone), "papa" (Papaleo, Papapietro) and "tata" (Tatananni).
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