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D'Orazio: Gold, Orators, or Horatio?
Posted by: Nicholas A. D'Orazio, Jr. Date: November 04, 2000 at 01:53:40
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The lore in our family of 6 D'Orazio's outside of Philadelphia (Wilmington Delaware) for years was that D'Orazio meant "of Gold." Then in college I asked an Italian professor and he said "of the orators." But I don't think it's anything so prosaic: "of Horatio" (d'oratio) seems the most likely.

Any comments?

Nick D'Orazio, Dublin, CA.


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