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Surnames in the Province of Messina, Sicily

The surnames have been derived from the white pages of the 1990's for the recent lists, and from sources as indexes of births, "numerazioni" and catasti for previous centuries.

Typical Surnames of the Province

In alphabetical order: Cammaroto, Centorrino, Galipò, Giorgianni, Gugliandolo, Impalà, Mandanici, Mangraviti, Oriti, Pandolfino. Over 500 different surnames, moreover, were clearly identified as of Greek origin.

Common Surnames

The most common surnames in the province of Messina, in the phone directory of 2020 [numbers in brackets refer to people, not businesses or institutions], are: Russo (597), Rizzo (401), Arena (358), Costa (358), Parisi (356), Foti (316), Torre (299), Lombardo (296), Messina (280), Ruggeri (274), Fazio (272), Pino (260), Puglisi (260), Giorgianni (256), Crisafulli (256), Cucinotta (252), Donato (252), Mangano (236), Spadaro (226), La Rosa (211). The five most common surnames in the Comune of Messina are Arena, Russo, Costa, Cucinotta and Donato.

Surnames recorded in the 1990s

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