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Batista is almost unique, Batisti is specific to Florence, Florence and Sesto Fiorentino and Pontassieve, Batistini is also decidedly Tuscan from Florence of Sesto Fiorentino and Pontassieve, Monte San Savino in Arezzo and Piombino in Livorno, Battista is typical of centrosud peninsulare, Vattistella is typical of Veneto and Friuli, with strains also in Abruzzo and Lazio, Battistelli is typical of the belt that includes Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo, Battistello is from Veneto, Vicenza and Padua, Battisti is typical of the centronord, Battistini it is widespread in Lombardy, Emilia and Romagna, Liguria, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria and Lazio, Battistino, absolutely rare, is Piedmontese, Battiston is in the Veneto area of Friuli, in the provinces of Pordenone, Treviso and Venice in particular, Battistone, extremely rare, it seems to have an Abruzzese and Campanian stock, Battistoni has a Veronese stock, one in Lucca and one in the strip that includes Marche, Umbria and Lazio, The origin of the surname is linked, directly or through more or less dialectal hypocoristic, to the late Latin word baptista (the one who baptizes) that could have been used as a nickname, but in many cases it refers to the cult of San Giovanni Battista; it is not negligible, but certainly secondary, a derivation linked to the use of calling the waiter with this name.

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

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