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Re: orgin of name
Posted by: Ivano Esposito Milano (Italy) Date: January 04, 2002 at 05:49:30
In Reply to: orgin of name by Richard Esposito of 333

Hi from italy to all Esposito in the world, i red your messages about origin of name Esposito, i can say that's all true, is not a legend.
In the past all the orphans in Naples and around they called usually as last name Esposito.
There are many movies about it, ones it's "MATRIMONIO ALL'ITALIANA"(MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE) with Sofia Loren, where it's showing a great history of three little orphans in Naples, i think it's been the best movie of Miss Loren.
It's exatly to say that the real origin of this name became from "Esposto"(exposed), because normally all the orphans they were exposed for to find an adopting's parents, and in Napoletan slang it's changed in Esposito.
It's true that in Italy the firth more common lastname is Esposito, and in the past here in italy every City it has own name to call his orphans, example, Milano= "Colombo", Bologna "Casadei", Firenze "Innocenti", and so it's been traditionally an italian Style, but in others city is not commonly like in Naples, and i don't know why.
I wanted to answer to Marilyn, I'm proud of my name because in italy, we are respected for this, the people they know that we are special persons.
My father he never told me this, he never said me that my grandfather he was an orphan, for don't hurt me,i known he was dead during second war under a bombarding,after i made many researches i understand why and i never asked about.
I take occasion for to search in Usa all Esposito they came from a village close to Naples, Sarno(Sa) like me.

Ivano Esposito

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