Surnames in Toscana, Italy
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 Toscana
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Surnames in the province of
- over 6000: Rossi;
- between 2000 and 3999: Innocenti, Bianchi, Gori, Ricci, Martini, Giusti;
- between 1600 and 1999: Bacci, Baldi, Bartolini, Berti, Conti, Donati, Giannini, Landi, Lombardi, Mori, Pellegrini, Pucci, Santini.
Origin of Surnames
- As regards their origin, typical Tuscan surnames are patronymic derived from baptism names, such as Paoli, Pieri and Salvadori, and show a widespread ending in -i (Latin genitive, as in Alighieri= of Alighiero).
- Another feature is brevity often derived from shortenings as Baldi (from Ugobaldo), Berti (from Roterto or Adalberto), Betti (from Benedetto), Cioni (from Baldiccione, or Ugoccione), Corsi (from Accorso or Bonaccorso), Dini (from Guido, Aldo, Corrado), Gori (from Gregorio), Landi (from Rolando), Neri (from Rainero), Pucci (from Filippo), Vanni, Vannini and Vannucci (from Giovanni).
- However, also other "classical" surnames are present, derived from crafts (Barbieri, Ciampi, Fabbri, Ferrari, Martelli, Mugnaii, Sarti), titles (Conti, Baroni), nicknames (Biondi, Grassi, Mancini) and places of origin (Lombardi, Pratesi).