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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Beatrice


Beatrice is typical of Campania and the province of Foggia, Beatrici is typical of the upper Brescia area and lower Trentino, it should be a matronymic of the medieval name Beatrice, famous the inspiring muse of the great poet Dante. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Beatrice is predominantly from Campania, but also has minor stocks in the Foggia area, in the Matera area and between the north and north central areas of the country. and in the imperiese, both these surnames derive from the name Beatrice, a corrupt form of the original Viatrice: it is, in fact, an old Latin name full of religious significance, which, born within the first Christian circles, literally means the one who it goes through life (the term via, in this context, is to be understood in the metaphorical sense of journey, journey through life); through the subsequent alteration of the name in Beatrice, which took place by association with the Latin beatus, the name then took on the meaning of one who brings bliss and happiness. In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders.

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

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