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Origin and popularity of the name MAZZA

Origin

Mazza : Italian:: 1: nickname or metonymic occupational name from mazza ‘club mace sledge hammer’ denoting either a destructive individual or a mace bearer.2: nickname for a destructive individual from a derivative of Italian (am)mazzare ‘to kill or destroy’ (from Latin mactare).3: alternatively from a short form of Giacomazzo a pejorative derivative of the personal name Giacomo.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 7,261 individuals with the name MAZZA on Geneanet.

 

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    (214 individuals)
    barbieri1
    (194 individuals)
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    (166 individuals)

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