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Barbarese, almost unique, is specific to Terni, Barbaresi is very common in the Pesaro area of Fossombrone, Fano, Pesaro and Mombaroccio, and in the Ancona area of Mergo, Ancona and Sassoferrato, with a small stock in the Macerata area of Civitanova Marche and San Severino Marche, one in Terni and one stock in Rome, these surnames should derive from the archaic Italian term barbarese, which means foreigner, but can also refer to those who come from Barbary, an area of western North Africa, probably to identify the progenitors as strangers to the city body.

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

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