TIL the surname “Esposito” and its variants comes from children who were abandoned (“exposed”) in Italy (before the XVII century, when the law forbade it). Every person with that surname today descends from an exposed child that kept the surname the orphanage once gave them.

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  1. Giancarlo Esposito was descended from someone who was abandoned on the street and saved by strangers.

    Everyone else is just abandoned and saved by no one.

    We were never the same.

  2. I just realized that the title could be interpreted as “the law forbade to abandon kids”. In reality, the law just forbade to give that surname to kids to prevent the stigma that came with it.

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