Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Italian: habitational name from Mirto in Messina province, Sicily, or from Mirto, a district of Crosia, which is in Cosenza province, or a topographic name from mirto ‘myrtle’ (from Greek myrtis).
  2. Possibly also Greek, a shortened form of Mirtoglou, a metronymic from the female personal name Myrto ‘Myrtle’ (classical Greek Myrtis).
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