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Italian Lesson – June 2021

By On May 30, 2021

The previous lesson covered two verbs, avere and tenere. In that lesson, we learned the conjugations and how their usages are often used incorrectly. This sequel will stress the main usage of… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – June 2021

By On May 30, 2021

With this issue we continue with surnames starting with the letter P. PALMIERI – This surname derives from the old French first name Palmiere, derived from Palma; nickname given during the Middle… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – May 2021

By On May 2, 2021

PACE – This surname derives from the word “pace,” meaning peace. It also is said to derive from an abbreviation of the medieval first name Bonapace and Paccio. It is a surname… Read More

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Italian Lesson – May 2021

By On May 2, 2021

In the last lesson, we discussed differences between the two similar Italian verbs “essere” and “stare.” In this lesson, we will cover the difference between the Italian verbs “avere” and “tenere.” As… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – April 2021

By On April 1, 2021

In this issue we deviate from our regular alphabetic format and highlight the surnames associated with springtime culture, in keeping with our front-page article. What more appropriate way than to start with… Read More

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Italian Lesson – April 2021

By On April 1, 2021

Why does the Italian language have two verbs that mean “to be” – essere and stare? Well, there is no why. It just happened, and not just in Italian. Some other Romance… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – March 2021

By On March 17, 2021

Following the holiday surname feature in our last issue, this month we return to our traditional Italian surnames that start with the letter O. OCCHIONERO – This surname consists of two words:… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – March 2020

By On March 1, 2021

Following the holiday surname feature in our last issue, this month we return to our traditional Italian surnames that start with the letter O. OCCHIONERO – This surname consists of two words:… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – December 2020

By On December 1, 2020

This issue, in celebration of Christmas, we look at names and surnames that are either in some way connected to Christmas directly or in connotation. Historically many of the names that we… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – November 2020

By On November 1, 2020

NANNI – This surname derives from the first name Nanni, which is an abbreviation of the first name Giovanni. This surname is found in the vital statistic records in all 20 regions of… Read More