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Re: Esposito Surname
Posted by: Sherry Jakey (ID *****3770) Date: August 17, 2004 at 08:05:08
In Reply to: Re: Esposito Surname by Jo Ann Madden of 333

I have a really good book I ordered through called Italian Genealogical Records by Trafford R. Cole There is a chapter on Italian surnames and they address the use of Esposito. They say Esposito means exposed or shown. It is the most common name in the city of Naples. As for why names get changed, I believe the Esposito's I'm researching wanted to become Americanized, thus, Domenico became Dominic, Francesco became Frank, etc. One family member went from Giuseppe Condelese to Joe Conn.

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