When Pietro SPANO` was born on 6 March 1878, in Roccaforte del Greco, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy, his father, Antonino Spano, was 22 and his mother, Grazia Velona, was 22. He died in his hometown.
Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Vito, Salvatore, Domenic, Rocco, Sal, Bartolo, Carlo, Carmelo, Domenico, Gaspare, Antonio.
Italian (Sardinia): nickname from Sardinian spanu (from Latin spanus) ‘chestnut, light gray’, a term primarily used with reference to horses, cattle, and goats, but also to describe the color of human hair and beards.
Italian (Sardinia): descriptive nickname from spanu ‘having thinning hair’, from medieval Greek spanos, from classical Greek spanios ‘scarce’ (see Spanos ).