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All Piolas in the world
General informationsThe word ``Piola" has at least four meanings: in Piedmuntish idiom it means ``wine pub" or also ``axe"; in lunfardo (argentinian slang) it means ``cool" and in Spanish seafaring jargon is a rope; the Portuguese dictionary translates "Piola" into "string, cord"; while near Urbino (central Italy), Piola is a particular kind of step, made in masonry, for avoiding falls with the snow.
The provenience of our family is north-western Italy (Piedmont and Ligury); correct me if I'm wrong. From there, some Piolas emigrated to South America, to Switzerland and, from there, to France.
A map with the distribution of the name is available at http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html?cognome=PIOLA&t=cognomi.
Claudio Tartari wrote me: the noble family Piola from Inzago -
documented there since XIV century - has original name "De Prioris",
then muteted into Piola.
Piolas on the net (will they be famous?)follow this link
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Useful linkshttp://www.conex.com.br/imigrantes and http://www.procergs.com.br/imigrantes provide informations about immigrants in Brazil. 51 Piola are listed as immigrants form Italy in 1889-1894 (thanks to Décio Antonio Piola).