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ESPOSITO - Name Meaning & Origin

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

ESPOSTI, ESPOSTO, ESPOSTI, DEGLI ESPOSTI, SPOSITO

Surname Origin:

Italian

Meaning & Origin:

A last name commonly given to children in Italy (prior to its unification in 1861) who were abandoned or given up for adoption by their parents. From the Latin expositus, the past participle of the Latin verb exponere, which means "to place outside." The Esposito surname is especially prevalent in the Naples region of Italy.

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Meanings of Common Italian Surnames
Uncover the meaning of your Italian last name with this free guide to Italian surname meanings and origins for the most common Italian surnames.

ESPOSITO Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of Esposito ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - ESPOSITO Genealogy
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ESPOSITO Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Esposito surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - ESPOSITO Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - ESPOSITO Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - ESPOSITO Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - ESPOSITO Genealogy in All Regions
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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