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Subject: Re: Homework!
Author: Reg Niles   (guest, 152.163.188.166)
Date: November 22, 2002 at 6:40:08 AM
Reply to: Re: Homework! by Pavlos
On page 222 of “Our Italian Surnames,” by Joseph G. Fucilla (published 1959, reprinted 1987), the forenames Pasquale and Paschini allude to Easter. An Italian mother might give such a name to a child born on Easter day. It is akin to the Hebrew holy day "pesach" which means "paschal lamb sacrifice," according to the author Alfred J. Kolatch.

Reg Niles

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