Our Italian Surnames - By Joseph Guerin Fucilla is available on Google Books. The section from which I linked it to entitled The Evolution of Italian Surnames concentrates primarily on Northern Italian Surnames. There are over 7500 surnames and sources listed throughout the 299 page book which makes it an interesting and most comprehensive read.
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"When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love."
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