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What’s the Most Common Surname in Italy?

In this article, we will take a look at the most common last names in each region of Italy. Rossi was by far the most common surname in Italy, followed by Russo, Ferrari, Esposito, Bianchi, Romano, Colombo, Bruno, Ricci, and Marino. However, there is a huge variation in the most frequent last names in different regions and provinces.

There are over 350,000 Italian surnames in existence, each formed from a unique name, such as a toponym, patronymic, nickname, trade name or color name, that was given to a family to distinguish it from others in a social group. The multitude of spelling variations and Italian linguistic heritage, composed of various Romance and non-Romance languages, contribute to the vast diversity of Italian surnames. Some surnames are prevalent in specific geographical and linguistic regions. A small percentage of surnames in Italy have foreign origins, such as French, Spanish, and German, or indicate foreign ancestry, reflecting the various migrations and dominions that have occurred throughout history. In addition to Italy, Italian surnames are commonly found in countries that received a significant amount of Italian emigration during the late 19th century and early 20th century, such as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States. In Europe, they are particularly prevalent in regions with historical, geographical, or linguistic ties to Italy, such as Canton Ticino, Corsica, Malta, Nice, Istria, and Dalmatia.

It’s important to note that the data in question pertains to households rather than individuals. To estimate the number of individuals, it is typically necessary to multiply the number of households by a factor of 2.5. The first table shows the 50 most common surnames in Italy. Second, their variation in every region of the country.

The 50 Most Common Surnames in Italy

RankLast nameFamilies
1Rossi77.913
2Russo50.312
3Ferrari44.693
4Esposito35.635
5Bianchi31.620
6Romano29.508
7Colombo28.825
8Bruno27.272
9Ricci24.984
10Marino23.726
11Costa22.607
12Franco22.427
13Gallo21.905
14Conti21.657
15Greco21.551
16Martino21.166
17Giordano19.993
18Rizzo19.420
19Mancini19.229
20Villa19.022
21Mauro18.750
22Lombardi18.180
23Fontana18.115
24Roberto17.901
25Barbieri17.677
26Moretti17.546
27Bianco16.870
28Martini16.605
29Fratelli15.994
30Mariani15.916
31Rinaldi15.888
32Amato15.727
33Galli15.568
34Ferrara15.342
35Caruso15.283
36Leone15.071
37Mario15.053
38Santoro14.951
39Longo14.749
40Conte14.697
41Sala14.536
42Martinelli14.298
43Serra14.154
44D’Angelo14.066
45Dalla13.514
46Marchetti13.468
47Marini13.385
48Salvatore13.368
49Fabbri13.297
50Fiore13.234

The Most Common Surnames in Each Region

Abruzzo

1D’Angelo1689
2Rossi1470
3Mancini1328
4Ricci1185
5Felice1150
6D’Alessandro1123
7D’Amico1045
8Iezzi1031
9Nicola972
10Salvatore956

Basilicata

1Pace801
2Russo703
3Grieco669
4Colangelo589
5Bruno572
6Telesca553
7Ferrara544
8Carlucci510
9Giordano497
10Martino497

Calabria

1Russo2871
2Romeo2766
3Greco2739
4Bruno2174
5Gallo2089
6Marino2040
7Perri2000
8Ferraro1977
9Caruso1723
10Pugliese1624

Campania

1Esposito22462
2Russo16298
3Romano7747
4Coppola6343
5Martino6162
6Giordano5058
7Marino4923
8Sorrentino4900
9Ferrara4652
10Ambrosio4329

Emilia Romagna

1Ferrari11007
2Rossi10985
3Fabbri7043
4Montanari6143
5Barbieri5304
6Ricci4404
7Magnani4138
8Casadei3571
9Bianchi3381
10Monti3128

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

1Fabbro1421
2Rossi1408
3Mauro1198
4Furlan1116
5Moro1073
6Visintin1029
7Trevisan926
8Zuliani876
9Fabris874
10Basso853

Lazio

1Rossi9520
2Mancini5799
3Angelis5059
4Santis4754
5Ricci4692
6Russo3774
7Bianchi3450
8Proietti3397
9De Angelis3366
10De Santis3319

Liguria

1Rossi4268
2Parodi3914
3Ferrari3203
4Costa2073
5Pastorino1964
6Bruzzone1862
7Canepa1725
8Bianchi1661
9Traverso1536
10Zunino1421

Lombardia

1Colombo22946
2Ferrari16186
3Rossi15436
4Bianchi11547
5Sala9615
6Villa9549
7Cattaneo8585
8Riva7613
9Brambilla7545
10Fumagalli6892

Marche

1Rossi3229
2Mancini2034
3Ricci1431
4Marinelli1411
5Moretti1327
6Vitali1292
7Marini1242
8Conti1165
9Mariani1159
10Marconi1152

Molise

1Iorio518
2Mancini482
3Testa442
4Rossi409
5Lombardi408
6Ricci382
7Pasquale365
8Martino360
9Salvatore321
10D’Amico305

Piemonte

1Ferrero5858
2Rossi4693
3Bruno4517
4Gallo4270
5Rosso3893
6Giordano3441
7Ferrari3385
8Bianco3323
9Franco3028
10Barbero2771

Puglia

1Russo4956
2Greco4935
3Rizzo3753
4Santoro3300
5Leo3176
6Bruno3134
7Lorusso3089
8Perrone2952
9Leone2788
10Longo2779

Sardegna

1Sanna7761
2Piras6594
3Pinna5447
4Serra5275
5Melis4836
6Carta4706
7Mura4134
8Meloni4006
9Manca3364
10Lai3360

Sicilia

1Russo9555
2Messina7045
3Caruso5972
4Lombardo5957
5Marino5484
6Rizzo5069
7Greco4242
8Amato4177
9Romano4114
10Costa3591

Toscana

1Rossi9880
2Innocenti5742
3Bianchi4880
4Gori4120
5Ricci3940
6Martini3472
7Giusti3044
8Conti2931
9Lombardi2804
10Baldi2801

Trentino Alto-Adige

1Mair1451
2Co1401
3Ferrari1330
4Pichler1207
5Rossi1170
6Kofler1141
7Hofer1099
8Tomasi1013
9Moser999
10Sartori977

Umbria

1Rossi2390
2Ricci1208
3Proietti1145
4Moretti1108
5Mancini897
6Rosati823
7Alunni759
8Mariani736
9Fiorucci734
10Benedetti724

Valle d’Aosta

1Valle314
2Favre252
3Cerise196
4Blanc190
5Vuillermoz157
6Rosset145
7Pession144
8Cretier137
9Rossi127
10Vallet124

Veneto

1Dalla8801
2Rossi8359
3Trevisan4245
4Sartori4143
5Carraro4012
6Pavan3961
7Boscolo3893
8Ferrari3784
9Costa3525
10Vianello3322

Source:data published by the website Cognomix

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