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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Agate


Agate is specific to Marsala in the Trapani area, Agatelli, almost unique, it would seem Piedmontese, but it should be an altered form of the surname Agatello which is specific to Catania, Agati has an important nucleus in Catania and one in Florence, Agatiello is typically Lucanian, of Acerenza, Potenza and Oppido Lucano in the Potentino and Montescaglioso and Matera in the Matera area, should all derive, either directly or through hypocoristic, even dialectal, forms from the Latin cognomen Agathius, but it is also possible to originate from nicknames of Greek origin from the term agathos (good ). (see Agazzi)

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

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