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L'Altopiano surnames - A list of common surnames in L'Altopiano
Soprannomi - Family nicknames in the Cimbri dialect)
Note 1 - A note from Gerardo Rigoni about Asiaghesi surnames
Note 2 - A note from Antonello Bortoli about the BORTOLI cognome and soprannomi
Cognome-Soprannome - Family nicknames associated with surnames
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The ten most common surnames in Asiago are Basso, Bau, Carli, Costa, Forte, Pesavento, Rigoni, Rossi, Rodeghiero & Stella. Below the list of surnames you will find a list of "family nicknames (aka soprannomi). Please email me if you have corrections or additions.
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Thank you to my good friend Gerardo Rigoni (Asiago) for assisting me with this endeavor!
|L'Altopiano is comprised of 8 townships but it is
actually fractured in hundreds of small hamlets (contrade e frazioni) -
just lusiana has 87, asiago 32 plus sasso, gallio around 20 plus
Stocareddo and Zaibana. Each contrada anciently rotated around an
enlarged family (even the frazioni but they were bigger and usually on a
trade route so with more families) and especially in the smaller towns
of the altopiano the last name of the family was the name of the
contrada (frison fron contrada frisoni, gianesini from gianesini,
rebeschini from rebeschini).
Asiago was always the "capital" of the altopiano so as all capitals it had many "foreigners" coming in and out - for trade, for politics, for military occupation. Many Venitian last names found in Asiago go back to the Serenissima, other last names from the plains go back to the agricultural world when harvest in the plains would finish much earlier than in the mountains. The men from the plains would then go in the mountains as paid labor. The rest was done by, first, the 1st world war bringing soldiers from about everywhere to the front and secondly then labourers from about everywhere for the reconstruction. Finally tourism has brought many to decide to live in Asiago - thusly the number of last names in difference of the other smaller towns.
A note from Antonello Bortoli about the BORTOLI cognome:
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SOPRANNOMI - IN USO FRA
LE FAMIGLIE DI ASIAGO
|Following is a list of
some of the soprannomi from the Families of Asiago. Family nicknames (soprannomi) in
the Cimbra dialect served to distinguish one family from another. These
nicknames go back a long way and then pass to the whole family. The
Asiago area is close to Austria; therefore, many of the names are
Germanic in origin.
This list was provided by: C. D. Bonomo of Asiago - Piazza Carli 11 - 36012 - Asiago - Telefono 62150
Babali, Patali, Paris, Camel,
Crechele, Snechele, Puferle, Nisch,
Stelele, Tulele, Gieberle, Vish,
Giochele, Giechele, Tinfo, Puntel.
Broco, Groter, Vitadoro, Fratin,
Meccele, Chejele, Pesce, Capus,
Stefle, Bodel, Colombo, Catus,
Pusciar, Loffar, Gheller, Puncin.
Cioco, Bordoa, Camparubar, Ballot,
Tuzzel, Patao, Marendata, Fiamaz,
Tegnele, Menele, Title, Straz,
Trotoli, Cornola, Guerdiele, Cavrot.
Steccar, Pignolo, Pedrocchi, Calzin,
Rampalar, Tumelar, Lebiele, Claus,
Lenzle, Castelar, Kepple, Xaus,
Tinle, Marcioro, Sciran, Todeschin.
Poia, Raconatt, Racquarotto, Giandon,
Sego, Fuso, Rocca, Pasquelle,
Cogo, Rizzo, Sozio, Borenle,
Lella, Parent, Canevela, Borlon.
Ciucci, Staccio, Puledro, Rigon, .
Pichle, Pesle, Kizzle, Ghel,
Taito, Pechara, Pegola, Pell,
Muller, Grabar, Magior, Polenton.
Brusatera, Prezincolo, Ghetti, Capetto,
Taliano, Russo, Tedesco, Franzesa,
Boemo, Fiorentina, Furlana, Tirolesa,
Treno, Tanasio, Corona, Foleto.
Capuzella, Tomese, Risle, Scelli,
Scoa, Macucchi, Ersele, Sit,
Scheo, Gasparel, Mariennele, Git,
Maddalene, Lodola, Ciorgolo, Belli.
Shana, Chelle, Vogel, Zarnarot,
Caicar, Mercant, Singar, Stival,
Penarosa, Nita, Zurlo, Schenal,
Bartolone, Porra, Mussa, Giechelot.
Reditario, Bestia, Groz, Crestanon.
Tullio, Cencio, Betle, Magnan,
Borra, Sordo, Busia, Toresan,
Bettinado, Scoio, Bauci, Felizon.
Polda, Kramar, Casg, Ciprienle,
Giungar Herle Mesele Meltar,
Gelmi, Vesso, Tebiele Fraiter,
Pappo, Prette, Tumas, Romenle.
Mesenar, Bardi, Scrivi, Colonelo,
Tacchi, Vaz, Tonolo, Razet,
Hol, Nepolo, Coar, Bortolet,
Obenar, Pezz, Mao, Ramandelo.
Contentissimo, Fedela, Miele, Chiun,
Parigin, Taufa, Redi, Ristar,
Grassi, Zania, Gambe, Vestar,
Tintinelo, Scalzaron, Stremble, Pun.
Cheso, Teni, Scobio, Stin,
Chigio, Creeca, Cars, Cesarina,
Gnogno, Tist, Vlich, Canarina,
Serie, Lavri, Steller, Mun.
Giovanelli, Doppio, Marta, Chior,
Ragaz, Cunsg, Goolle, Camplan,
Brunle, Fif, Botegon, Capelan,
Fioravante, Gambi, Flocca, Paor.
Campanaro, Chioffa, Cariola, Rabotto,
Cassorda, Chiorgolo, Laro, Mott,
Ruffa, Rigo, Longo, Gianot,
Temporale, Traia, Pretor, Terramoto.
Signore, Padreterno, Baldi, Lut,
Cocco, Celto, Maurar, Spadon,
Cunf, Busch, Bugar, Fanton,
Barbieri, Dragolo, Pistola, Pult.
Vecchia, Ruggia, Vezle, Danele,
Rossetto, Scacca, Siner, Reutle,
Rogajolo, Russe, Sciachar, Zanetle,
Sciroter, Schraun, Scampa, Maregnele.
Pest, Strendi, Pagnocca, Munfalar,
Aus, Bozza, Boricchi, Piron,
Ottar, Corele, Cilia, Simon,
Bastiani, Iozel, Bint, Covalar.
Graspa, Holla, Svanzega, Gnerle,
Tost, Engele, Sbindele, Suster,
Ghigna, Pimpi, Mecca, Bizzer,
Mestiera, Pezzetti, Polaro, Menle.
Sternle, Uco, Stefanetti, Fadin,
Zospedan, Triach, Vegro, Bachel,
Tenti, Ragabusch, Mariida, Nichel,
Melar, Magnalardo, Penna; Cerin.
Guardalto, Golo, Gaugo, Vanelot,
Heberle, Nicolele, Nonese, Rolf,
Palanzo, Pojes, Pello, Bolf,
Principe, Posterno, Grul, Paralot.
Nics, Priidegar, Menelo, Baiz,
Resciar, Matta, Landi, Carlin,
Bigoli, Natt, Pinei, Nanin,
Parra, Platenar, Pimpari, Squinz.
Pecche, Gent, Bisachese, Faggion,
Carisch, Groter, Pasg, Tabachin,
Kabarlabar, Pruck, Tinti, Scalabrin,
Sninf, Tuncali, Careghetta, Borton.
Publa, Nes, Hatala, Faff,
Strait, Cucco, Cocolo, Lott,
Cajo, Caldana, Carobola, Cott,
Rance, Selaro, Revese, Koff.
Neve, Masain, Zocchele, Runz,
Teco, Mas, Laitenar, Casat,
Scarto, Moselan, Spera, Poiat,
Tripp, Sech, Puch, Rutz.
Rizza, Spaaza, Stuppa, Lis,
Tognolo, Canerle, Peo, Spaz,
Pernolo, Patatela, Mea, Caz,
Tabori, Stern, Sardo, Niz.
Platta, Folo, Chela, Sciavat,
Plesc, Hebich, Gaigar, Petitle,
Fafina, Sciaor, Chucar, Felizle,
Bast, Celar?, Pippo, Schirat.
Glaser, Lampo, Gozzer, Spanton,
Fort, Bet, Pacca, Zalin,
Tais, Zigalo, Siesa, Tonin,
Ronar, Giraffa, Laan, Michelon.
Podesta, Groffolo, Nappa, Scieson?,
Munsc, Lenz, Soave, Rotar,
Goilar, Pianzot, Veterli, Altar,
Sponzio, Perlio, Stroz, Gianeson.
Sansone, Totaro, Taparo, Giustina,
Giechelesel, Fata, Fortaia, Zai,
Cinque, Specci, Lunghi, Caporai,
Lasse, Brutto, Cibo, Gallina.
Sceiz, Schitto, Petta, Bisacca,
Culi, Duri, Caga, Malo, Cola, Fiacca.
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|In Asiago, as elsewhere in Italia, the same families remained in the
same towns for generations, resulting in very large extended families.
Soprannomi distinguished one branch of the family from another, and/or
one individual from another with the same name.
“Soprannomi” in Italian means “above the name” and refers to dialect nicknames. Another very good reason for the use of nicknames comes from the “rigor of most Italian naming traditions”. The first-born son is to be named after his paternal grandfather, and the second-born son is to be named after his maternal grandfather. Likewise, the first-born daughter is to be named after her paternal grandmother, and the second-born daughter is to be named after her maternal grandmother. The children that follow, “Lord willing”, are to be named after their godparents, not to mention the naming of children after patron saints. It goes without saying that many family members, and community members, end up with the same names. Obviously this leads to tremendous confusion when families and communities are gathered and talking to and about one another, which occurs frequently. Therefore there is actually a desperate need for nicknames.
When it comes to how certain nicknames are chosen for people, there are different sources and reasons. The most common categories that nicknames form out of are: a prominent physical feature, a unique behavioral trait, an interesting habit, an occupation, a place of origin, a favorite food, or a past memorable incident that pertains to the person being nicknamed.
|This list shows the association between the cognome (surname) and the
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