I am looking for help finding an etymology for the rare Maltese surname of De Nasi/Nasis.

I have done cursory research into this and surname, and many Maltese surnames now have etymologies, but this is one that I could not find any information on.

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    Charlie – if you could edit this question to be asking for authoritative references on determining the etymology of Maltese surnames, then it may be re-opened. Best to avoid questions on specific surnames, unless you detail and document your attempts to determine the etymology. The problem with most surname etymology questions on here is that they can often be easily "answered" by a Google search, but almost always the etymology is pure speculation unless extensive research is done into a particular name. – Harry Vervet Apr 9 '18 at 11:18
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat. – PolyGeo Apr 9 '18 at 23:13
  • I don’t know if this helps but Nasi means “Prince” or “President” in Hebrew. – JJLL Apr 12 '18 at 1:15
  • In Google Books there are references to de Nasis in Malta, apparently from Spain or Portugal. – Kohjah Breese Dec 21 '18 at 21:16

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