Batella has a small stock in the Viterbo area and a more consistent one in Rome, Batelli is very rare, may have more stocks, in Tuscany, in the Florentine and Sienese and in the Neapolitan, Batello, extremely rare, is northern, Battella, typically Lazio, has presences in the Rieti area and a strain in Rome, Battelli also very rare, could be from Emilia and Romagna, Bolognese and Rimini, with a probable strain in the Florentine, Battello, very rare typically from the Udine area and upper Trevisano. These surnames should derive from the late Latin name of Greek origin Bathyllus, but, in some cases it is also possible that they derive from nicknames originated from a bvetacistic modification of the Latin word vatillum (bracere), in 1500 we find in the high Campania a Thomasius de Palmerio de Casale Batelli, and from this toponym, could have descended the Neapolitan lineage of the Batelli family. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli With regard to Batelli, Franco Violi writes, the great Modenese scholar of toponymy and onomastics recently deceased (Franco Violi: surnames in Modena and Modenese, Aedes Muratoriana, Modena, 1996): The surname, written as Batelli and as boats , due to the influence of «battello», is an apheretic form of the proper name (A) batellus, recorded also in Modenese papers since 1148. It moves from abbas (see Abbati). It is of modest diffusion in the Modena area.
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