Alasio, quite rare, is specific to the area of Cuneo and Turin. Alasio, much more rare is typical of the Asti area, should derive from the original name of the Languedoc Alas that became Alasius in Latin, of this surname there are traces for example in the Cuneo area in 1500, in one act among other things we can read: "... Iohannis Francisco Romano, Iohannis de Alasio testibus ad omnia supradicta vocatis et rogatis." and with the linguistic friar Gregorio Alasia from Sommariva (CN) author of an Italo-Slavic vocabulary. additions provided by Maria Luisa Alasia Nienstedt Noble family from Cuneo Alasia (De Domina Alasia) dates back to the 13th century, followers of the Marquis of Saluzzo belonged to the Ghibelline ruling class; driven from the city they were readmitted in 1277 on the occasion of the peace with Asti. In S. Francesco of the conventuals of Cuneo there are their burials; were admitted by the order of Malta as the fourth Ceva (1595). Foresto, sec XIV; Vernazza illustrated its seal. Giacomo, vicar of Fossano (1309) for Carlo III king of Naples.
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