A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

The surname Porco

the Porco surname

‘Tis said of old that the surname “Porco” and its variations, which means “pig” in modern Italian, was not derived from an occupational name, as those who worked as swineherds or butchers, nor was it an appellation given to fat or slovenly people.

Rather, Porco as a surname was adopted by some who belonged to a fervent apostolic sect of Christians in Southern Italy who believed apostolic poverty and the taking self-effacing surnames was a sign of their piety.

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