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Alfonsi would seem typical of the area covered by the southern Marche, from Abruzzo and Lazio, but with a stock in the Paduan area and one in the Bari area, Alfonsini, very rare, has a small stock in the Roman dialect, Alfonsino is practically unique, Alfonso has a stock Alexandrine and Genoese, one of Paduan and Venetian, one in Sassari, one in Bari and a fair concentration in Sicily, Alfonzetti is typically southern, with a stock in Francavilla Fontana in Brindisi and Taranto, one in Scilla in the Reggio area and one in Catania , Alfonzini and Alfonzino are practically unique, D'Alfonso is well present in all the centrosud, in particular in Abruzzo and Puglia, they should all derive, directly or through various hypocoristic forms, or patronymic forms where the D 'stands for the son of, from the name of Germanic origin Alfonso, very often arrived by imitation from the uses of the Spanish invaders, near whom the name was widespread, name born from the Germanic Adalfuns, in turn der ivato from adal (noble) added to funs (fast, fast).

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

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