Surname Proietti, Proietto

Surname Proietti, Proietto

These surnames, like Esposito, derive from the surname given, in central and southern Italy, to foundling children, derived in turn from the Latin word proiectus from the verb proicere (depose, pull, abandon) that had given its name to the institution of the Rota Proiecti, a kind of anonymous retractable wheel / closet where the newborn was placed. In Italian Ancestors we have long dealt with the issue of the abandonment of children.

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