The name Alberto arrived in Italy with the Lombards first and then with the Franks, it derives from the name Adalberto which originates from two Germanic words athala (nobility) and berth (splendor), that is to say one of noble lineage, of splendid nobility. The name, by imitation, was given, in medieval times, to children as an index of nobility and then as a simple wish. The surnames, although distributed throughout the peninsula, have a greater concentration in the north, where the influence of the Lombards first and the Franks later was greater. Very rare Alberta is specific to Castelnuovo Della Daunia (FG), Albertacci, extremely rare, has a very small strain from Trieste and one from Turin, Albertarelli, extremely rare, would seem to have a stock in the Milanese and one in the Ravenna area, Albertario is in the area between Milan and Pavia , Albertazzi has a nucleus in the Bolognese area and a lineage between Pavia and Piacenza, Albertella would seem to be specific to Verbanese, Cannobio, Cannero Riviera and Verbania, Albertelli has a small stock in the Alessandria area and Genoa, has Lombardi strains, in Milan and in Cedegolo in the Brescia area, and has Emilian stocks, in Piacenza and Bettola in the Piacenza area and in the Parma area at Corniglio and Parma, Alberti is Panitalian, Albertin, typically Venetian, is specific to the area that includes the provinces of Padua and Rovigo, Albertini is typical of the area that includes Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Marche, Albertino is Piedmontese, Carmagnola and Carignano in Turin and Cuneo, Albertis is practically unique, Alberto has a nucleus between Turin, Cuneo and Savona and strains in the Neapolitan and in the province of Catanzaro, Alberton is typical of the Vicenza area even if it is present in a significant way also in the Treviso area, Albertone is from Chivasso (TO) and from Turin, Albertoni would seem Lombard, of the from Brescia, Cremona, Milan and Mantua, but also has significant presence in the Bolognese and Florentine areas, Aliberti has a main nucleus in Campania and stumps in the area of the strait, in Rome and in Piedmont, Aliberto, very rare, has a stock in the Messina area and one in the Naples area.
Aliberti seems to have an important nucleus in Campania, one in Turin and Milan and one in the Messina area, Aliberto, very rare, has a nucleus in the Messina area, deriving from the Germanic name Alipertus of which we have an example in a deed written in Cremona in the year 851: "... Ego Alipertus interfui. Ego Leo notarius ibi fui et hoc iuditium dedi ...". integration provided by Fabio Paolucci Aliberti is widespread in the North, in Piedmont (in the Turin area and in the Asti area) and in Lombardy in the Milan area. The origin of this surname is to be found in the South, in Campania, where there are still large strains in the Neapolitan and especially in the Salerno area. The epicenter is in fact the municipality of Siano (SA), where Aliberti is still a very common surname. Alipertus was a typical Longobard name, attested in Italy since the 7th century (we recall that Siano is found in the ancient Longobard Duchy of Benevento, the famous Langobardia Minor, between the capital Benevento, Capua and the more recent Lombard headquarters of Salerno). The etymology of Aliberti, which derives from the Germanic-Roman terms ala (which means completely, very) and bertha (with the meaning of illustrious, famous, shining), is clear. (There are also those who reach out to justify the first term as deriving from athala, that is, of lineage. In this case the surname derives from a noble, illustrious lineage: this interpretation seems to me more appropriate, however, for surnames of Germanic origin beginning with Adal-es., Adalberti). Aliberti would therefore have as illustrious original meaning, very famous: let's not forget however that we are always considering the surname as derived from a name, so we must not assume that it is necessarily created by a noble or illustrious progenitor, but more simply by a character named Alipertus, who became Alibertus, in short, our Alberto (the same example could be done by explaining the surname of the name Salvatore, which does not mean that the progenitor was "a savior", but that probably was his name or nickname) . Among the Aliberti a branch can be distinguished in Canelli, in the province of Asti, which between the second half of the seventeenth century and the last quarter of the eighteenth century included among its members several prestigious artists: Giovanni Carlo (1662-1740), painter ; Carlo Filippo (1710-1770), architect; Giuseppe Amedeo (circa 1709-1772) painter.
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