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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Alfeni


Alfeni, practically unique, is from Paduan, it should be a surname attributed to an abandoned child. The surnames attributed to abandoned children do not obey any rule, they were almost always fanciful and, depending on the type of institution, whether religious or not, were assigned by an official according to his culture, religious belief, sometimes to appearance or behavior of the child and so on. information received from Eddi Alfeni This surname was given to my grandfather in the Paduan orphanage. There is talk of the beginning of the last century indicatively in the year 1913. It was found in a ditch with money, a cap and some clothes.

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

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