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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Altieri


Alteri is typical of the provinces of Rome and Frosinone, Alterio is widespread in Campania, especially in Naples, with good presence in Naples in Ottaviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Casoria and Arzano, a stock in Ariano Irpino in Avellino and one in Aversa in Caserta, Altero has a small stock in the Bari area and one in the Neapolitan dialect, Altieri is very widespread throughout the centrosud, especially in Campania, Altiero, specific to Neapolitan and Caserta, has a nucleus in Torre del Greco (NA) and one in Casagiove (CE), they should all derive from the medieval name of Germanic origin Alterus or Altierus, in turn derived from the Germanic alt (old) + hari (armed), in some cases they can also be derived by apheresis from Walterius and Galterus, or also from the Norman name Autier.

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

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