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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Alvari


Alvari is almost unique and would seem to be due to errors of transcription by Alvaro who would appear to be from Reggio, and which is typical of Sinopoli, San Luca, Giffone, Locri and Roccella Ionica in the Reggio area, should derive from the Germanic name Alvaro derived from the alt (old, ancient) and war (lineage) that is of ancient lineage, the name spread particularly in the Iberian peninsula through the Visigoths, therefore it is not to exclude a not impossible Hispanic origin of the last name. additions provided by Enzo Papa Alvàro is a flat pronunciation of the same name (written without an accent) which in Spain is pronounced sdrucciolo (A'lvaro), derived from the Visigoth wing (all) and from waria (protection), with the meaning of is protected by all. With the Latin pronunciation it can derive from the term albarius (painter from albus (white). Another hypothesis ascribes it to the Arabic al-wazir (the torturer), due to the diffusion in areas dominated by Muslims (Southern Italy and Spain).

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

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