Origin and Etymology of Italian Surnames: Z‑

The list includes a possible, or accepted, etymology of many Italian surnames, beginning with "Z-", as well as, where data is available, their geographical or historical origin and current distribution.

Alphabetical Index

 Ab  ] [  An  ] [  B  ] [  C  ] [  Da  ] [  De  ] [  Dia  ] [  Din  ] [  Do  ] [  E  ] [  F  ] [  G  ] [  I  ] [  J  ] [  L  ] [  M  ] [  N  ] [  O  ] [  P  ] [  Q  ] [  R  ] [  S  ] [  T  ] [  U  ] [  V  ] [  Z  ]
From the first name Sabato = Saturday, very rare, given to the children born in said day of the week
Zaccardi, Zaccardo
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
Zavarella, Zavarelle
From a dialect word "zavatta", ciabatta = slipper (shoes)
Ziccardi, Ziccardo
From the dialect word "zicche" = occasion
Zinni, Zinno
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
Zucco, Zuccola
From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected
Zulli, Zullo
Possibly from the Greek surname "Tsulos", from Giulio.
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