Published: Apr 2010 - Updated: 28 Jul 2013
There’s also an interesting point about misspelled surnames because of immigration issues. You’ll find in this list several variations of the same surname.
Italian Surname Locator
Cognomix - il portale dei cognomi italiani offers a map of Italian surnames. This map contains stats on the distribution of the surname according to regions, provinces or Italian communes.
GENS - Geographical distribution of surnames in Italy
Maps Showing Locations of Italian Surnames. By entering a surname and pressing the red arrow, a distribution map of Italy is generated showing the concentrations of that particular surname in Italy.
More than 40,000 surnames currently used in Italy. Most of those surnames have a foreign origin, as for instance, HASSAN, an Arabian last name.
With every surname, you’ll find an access to external links containing information about them: where the surname is geographically located in Italy, how it’s distributed into provinces; its meaning, its origin and its coat of arms (in the case of having one).
There’s also an interesting point about misspelled surnames because of immigration issues. You’ll find in this list several variations of the same surname. Updated!