Amadelli is typical of the border area between Modena and Ferrara, Finale Ligure (MO) and Voghiera (FE), Amadi has a stock in La Spezia and La Calice al Cornoviglio, and one in Venzia and in the neighboring Venetian, Amadini seems typically Lombard with a main stock in Bovegno in the Brescia area and in Gazzuolo in Mantua, Amadu is typically Sardinian from Pattada (SS), Amaducci is specific to Romagna, Cesena, Forlì, Rimini, Bertinoro (FC) and Ravenna, Amaduzzi has a stock in Bologna and Pianoro in Bologna and in Romagna in Cesena, Rimini and Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), with a stock in Fano (AN) and one in Rome. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Amado (dialectal form of Amato), which, in the Christian context, should be read in the sense of loved or protected by God (see Amata): in this context, in fact , the hypothesis of an Arab origin is unlikely or, in any case, limited to a few families, if we consider the distribution of surnames mostly in the north and north-central part of the country (the same is also true in Sardinia for the Amadu families ). As far as the surnames in question are concerned, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders.
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