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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Afidi


Aphids is practically unique, it would seem of the Ascoli, Alfideo, almost unique, it would seem specific of Canosa Sannita in the Theatine, Alfidi is typical of the Aquila, of Luco dei Marsi and of Avezzano, should derive from the Latin name Aufidius, personal of the Gens Aufidia, a plebeian gens specific of Piceno and Abruzzo, from whose name the cities of Offida in the Ascoli area originated, and Ofena and Alfedena nell'aquilano, The transformation of the Au-in-Al diphthong is present since the second century BC , when, in the year 171, we find that one of the two Consuls of Rome for that year is the Roman senator Lucius Alfidius Herennianus. We cite as a curiosity the law promulgated by the Tribune of the Plebe Marcus Alfidius Lurco, the Lex Aufidia de ambitu, with this law the donations made by the candidates to the plebs were punished, forcing the candidate who had promised money in exchange for votes, and who actually had once payment has been made, to pay 3000 sesterces a year for a fine.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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