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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Antenora


Antenora, almost unique, is from the Molise area, Antenore, very rare, is specific of Grottole in the Matera area, Antenori, always Lucanian, is specific of Venosa in the Potentino, Antinora, almost unique, is from Benevento, Antinori is typical of central Italy , seems to have a primary stock also in the Bolognese and Florentine, there are nuclei connected in the Perugian and on the Adriatic coast from Forlì to the Maceratese, Antinoro, the most widespread, is specific of Sicily, of Paermo, of the nisseno to Mussomeli and, above all, from Agrigento to Casteltermini and Canicattì, all derive from the name of Greek origin Antinore (the Trojan Antenor). We have traces of this surname in Florence since the 1400s with the family of wealthy merchants who then acquired in 1506 what is still called Palazzo Antinori, in 1600 in the province of Pisa we find Sebastiano's Vicar Alessandro Antinori. hypothesis proposed by Alioscia Antinori (which we consider very unlikely depending on the geographical distribution) I state that my grandfather's surname Antinori was from Marsicana. Civita d'Antino before the Christian era was known as Antinum and was an important city of the Marsi people. After the social war only two marsi centers were awarded Roman citizenship, Antinum and Marruvium. Around the year one thousand the town was called Antena. At least as far as my stock is concerned, I believe the hypothesis of a derivation from the Marsican toponymy to be more credible.

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

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