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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Anastasio


Anastasi has an important nucleus in Sicily and a non-secondary lineage in the Perugino area, Anastasia has an Apulian lineage and one in the lower part of Udine, Anastasio is specific to the Neapolitan and Salerno, should derive from the late Latin name of Christian tradition Anastasius or from the Greek Byzantine name Anastasios , names of which we have an example in Paolo Diacono in his Historiae Langobardorum: "... Hic Anastasius litteras Constantino papae Romam for Scolasticum patricium et exarcum Italiae direxit ...", but it is also possible that in some cases they derive from toponyms such as: Motta S. Anastasia (CT), Sant'Anastasia (NA), Sant'Anastasio (LU) or Valle Sant'Anastasio (PU).

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

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