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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Aveni


AVENI | AVENIA | D'AVENIA | DAVENIA

Aveni, typical of Messina, has perhaps a secondary stock in Rome, Avenia has a lineage between Neapolitan and Caserta, in particular in Santa Maria Capua Vetere and Mondragone in Caserta and in Naples and Torre del Greco in Naples, and one in Agrigento, in Agrigento and Favara, and in Palermo, D'Avenia seems to have a stock between Bari and Matera, in Minervino Murge in the Bari area and in Pisticci in the Matera area, one in Naples and one in Palermo, Davenia, very rare, would seem specific to the Foggia area, surely southern, they may have had origins from the Latin cognomen Avenius, Avenia directly or through the patronymic or matronymic form in D'-, we remember the Latin poet and historian Rufus Festus Avenius, but the Avenia was also a Norman county in the Orkneys, of which we have traces on an epitaph: "hic jacet dominates Beatrix de Sinclair, (filia dominici Henrici comitis Orcadum, domains of Sinclair) comitissa de Douglas et Avenia, domina Gallovidiae". The D'Avenias had the Marchesi title since 1600.

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


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