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Surnames in Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Valle d'Aosta 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.

Recent Additions

Surnames in the following places: Arnad | Gignod | Issogne | Torgnon | Villeneuve

Places with Lists of Surnames from the 1990s

Common Surnames

    (listed alphabetically)
  • Between 300 and 400: Cerise, Favre;
  • between 200 and 299: Bionaz, Blanc, Pession, Rosset, Vuillermoz;
  • between 150 and 199: Bordet, Brunod, Chenal, Cretier, Diemoz, Grange, Peaquin, Perron, Rossi, Vallet, Vierin.

Origin of Surnames

  • The typical Valdostan surnames are characterized by French and Provençal elements, with endings in -az (Bethaz, Cretaz, Cunéaz, Curtaz, Marguerettaz, Artaz, Lucianaz) and -oz (Luboz, Diémoz) in which the consonant "z" is not pronounced but indicates that the accent goes on the penultimate vowel.
  • Other surnames in -z instead (Marcoz, Maquignaz) are pronounced according to the rules of the French language, with the accent on the last syllable.
  • Among the most widespread surnames in Valle d'Aosta are also some typical of southern Italy, due to the presence of a large Calabrian community: Cannatà, Fazari, Giovinazzo, Mafrica, Mammoliti, Raso, Tripodi.