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Subject: Response
Author: Abdullah
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2001
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dedda

I think that Your family name is formed by reduplication of the same root *de, like many others: Dida (<*di), Gega (< *ge), Goga (<*go), Doda (*do). Reduplication is very important in Albanian word creation. See, for example: mama, nana, tata, buba, biba, xixa and many many others nouns formed in same way.
I belive that Your surname is linked to any of surnames that contain the syllabe de, like Demush, Demian, or the same one.