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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Amodeo


Amaddeo is specific to reggio Calabria, Amaddio is typical of Sicily, of Rosolini (SR) and of Catania, Amadei is widespread in Lombardy, Emilia and Romagna and Pesaro, lower Trentino and Verona, with maximum concentration in the Brescia area, has stocks in the Genoese, spezzino, carrarese and lucchese, it has a stock also among the provinces of Terni, Rieti and Rome, Amadeo has a Lombard and a Reggio stock, Amadini is typically Lombard, Amadio is very present in the north and in the center, with a stock also in Catania , has a great concentration in Veneto and Lazio, Amedali, almost unique, it would seem Lombard, Amedei, very very rare, it would seem to be from Tuscany and Lazio, Amedeo has a stock in the Reggio area and one in western Piedmont, Amodeo is present in the spot of leopard all over Italy, but with maximum concentration in Sicily and Calabria, Amodio is typical of the south, of Campania and Puglia in particular. All these variants have in common the medieval religious origin Amo Deus - Ama Deus that is, loves the Lord, they are very common surnames throughout Italy with forms more frequently present in some areas and others in others. There are traces of these types of surnames already from the XIIIth century, even if the full diffusion occurred during the Renaissance period.

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

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Variations Last name: Omodei,Amidei,Huomodei
Nobles: Italia (Sicilia, Friuli)
Nobility: Baroni - Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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