Adabbo, very rare, it would seem specific of Naples, Addabbo is specific of the area that includes the Bari, the Matera and the Tarantino, at Gioia del Colle and Bari in the Bari area and at Avetrana, Castellaneta, Taranto and Palagiano in the Taranto area, with a stock also in Molinara in the Benevento area and in Vallo della Lucania and Amalfi in the Salerno area, D'Addabbo is specific to Bari, Turi, Bari, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Casamassima and Sammichele di Bari, probably deriving from Italianizations of the Arabic name Hadab, but could also derived from the name of the Israeli city of Hadab located near Hebron. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Addabbo is a Pugliese surname, it is the surname of the nickname Addabbo of uncertain significance, perhaps in connection with "the ornament or the sumptuous clothing" used by the knights during their investiture ceremonies, if it is true the hypothesis of some scholars who derive the surname from the Hebrew 'adah' = pride, ornament of the father. Source: P. Minervini, 30.
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