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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Anselmi


Anselmetti is typical of Biella, Muzzano (BL) and of Biella, Anzelmetti, practically unique, is due to errors of transcription, Anselmetto, very very rare, is typical of Condove (TO) and neighboring areas, Anselmi is extremely widespread throughout the centronord, with significant presences also in the Bari and the Trapani areas, Anselmini, typically Lombard, has presences in Milan and Milan and in the lower Brescia area, Anselmino is specific to Turin and Turin, Anselmo has a large Piedmontese nucleus, a Ligurian, especially in the Genoese and in La Spezia, has a stock in the Salerno area, one in the Cosenza area and one in Sicily between Trapani and Palermo, Anzelmi. extremely rare, it would seem Tuscan or Pugliese, Anzelmo, decidedly southern, has a stock in the Neapolitan, one in the Bari area and one in the Palermo area. The name that gave origin to all these surnames is Longobard and is composed of the terms ans (divinity) and helm (elmo), with the meaning therefore of divine helmet, sacred helmet or defender of God, in 500 we find the Latinization Anshelmus Italianized then in Anselmo, a name spread throughout the peninsula.

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

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