Typical Sicilian, it derives from the medieval name Alaimo, but in some cases it can derive from the name of the place Alaimo di Lentini, beginning of this surname we find it in 1200 with the Count Alaimo of Lentini Master Giustiziere del Regno, Strategoto (governor) of Messina, custodian of the Royal family during the absence of the Angevin king. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Alaimo is a Sicilian surname widespread also in the rest of Italy. It comes from the Germanic personal Heimo, Haimo who is probably hypocoristic in names starting in heim, like Heimeran or Heimeric, and has produced the Latin Aimo, Aimonis. The basis is the Germanic word heim = home, homeland.
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