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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Aligeri


Aldieri is typically Neapolitan, Aldigeri is characteristic of Parma, Aligeri, absolutely rare it would seem to be from Lazio, Aligero, almost unique, it is Ligurian, Altigeri, also almost unique, is Tuscan, Altigieri, very very rare, is from Viterbo, from Ronciglione in particular, all these surnames should derive from dialectal alterations of the medieval name Aldigerus of which we have an example of use in a document of the IXth century: ".. Aldigerus colonus, homo sancti Germani; Johannes colonus et uxor ejus colona, nominations Sarra, homines sancti Germani, habent secum infantem i; Erlebaldus colonus et uxor ejus colona, appointments Dodilberga, homines sancti Germani Isti très tenent mansum ingenuilem i, habentem de terra arable bunuaria xv, de vinea aripennum De avena modios ii; ova xlv. Cetera similiter. .. ". (see also ALDEGHERI). additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of this surname is to be found in the medieval name Aldigero, the Italianization of the Germanic personal Aldiger, which, composed of the terms alt (old, wise) and ger (spear), can be translated as old spear , an expert lancer (see Lanzavecchia); other sources, on the other hand, maintain that the root Alder derives from the ancient high German adal (noble) and, consequently, the name Aldiger should be translated as noble spear, noble lancer. In conclusion, therefore, it is a question of the surname of the personal name of the progenitor.

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

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