Amirata and Amirato are almost unique, almost certainly southern, Ammirata has a nucleus in the Palermo area and one in the Cosenza area, Ammirati has a stock in the province of Imperia, one in the province of Naples and one in the Crotone area, Ammirato seems specific of the Cosenza area. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Amirata and Amirato, almost unique, are found exclusively in Pozzuoli (NA) the first and in the Cosenza area and in Florence the second, Ammirata is typically Sicilian and Calabrian, with major stocks in Palermo and Cosenza, but with smaller stocks also in the north and central north of the country, Ammirati has a main nucleus in the Neapolitan and secondary nuclei in the Crotone area, in the Imperia area, in the Pescara area and in the Chieti area, Ammirato is typical mostly of the Cosenza area and, to a lesser extent, also of the Bari area of Brindisi, Caserta and Naples, all these surnames derive from the medieval name Ammirato or Amirato, which, unlike what one might think, does not derive from the verb to admire: at the base of this name, in fact, is the Arabic word amir , meaning prince, governor (the same term which, among other things, gave rise to the words emir and admiral). In the ancient Kingdom of Sicily, in reality, there was also the charge of amiratus (Giorgio di Antiochia, for example, was named amiratus amiratorum in 1132 by Ruggiero II, king of Sicily), but it is less likely that the surnames in question have something to do with belonging to the family of an amiratus or having worked with one of these families. In conclusion, therefore, all these surnames derive from the personal names of the founders.
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