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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Aleo


Alei, uncommon, is typical of Capena in the Roman, Aleo is instead typically Sicilian, widespread in Barrafranca in the Enna area and in Trapani, but also in Catania, Caltagirone, Acireale, Aci Catena and Misterbianco in Catania, in Palermo, in Agrigento and Canicattì in the Agrigento, in Marsala, Paceco and Erice in the Trapani and Caltanissetta, should derive from the Latin name Aleus or from the Greek name Aleos, from which the first is derived, in Greek mythology we find Aleos son of Apheidas and King of Tegea in Arcadia, we also consider that it is the masculine form of Alea which is another name of Athena (Minerva), the goddess of wisdom.

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

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Variations Last name: d'Aleo
Nobles: España - Italia (Cantabria)
Nobility: Señores - Caballeros - Familia Noble
Language of the text: Español

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