Well it has a stock in Cagliari and one in Lecce, Beni has a stock in the Treviso area, one between Florence and Arezzo, one between Ancona, Macerata and Perugia and one in Rome, Benin, decidedly Venetian, has a stock in the Verona area and one between Vicenza, Trevisano and Venetian, Benini is widespread in the area that includes Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia and Romagna, Tuscany and Rome, Benino, almost unique, it would appear to be Neapolitan, they should all derive from the medieval graticular name Bene of which we have an example in a paper from 1209: "Pisa In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti amen. Hec sunt appoint Pisanorum civium qui pacem compositam inter civitatem Pisanam et civitatem Massilie iuraverunt sicut in tenor pacis continetur ... Bene de Vico ... ", or even from truncated forms of names like Benenatus or from the apheresis of names like Abbracciabene. We find traces of these surnames in a letter of 1399 in Florence: "... One from Ruosino is better than all the other four, and then Chalchaferro seghue; and the other three in one way. 'another to Ruosino, who makes Bertolino Benini work, who is not so good as that of Panicho ... ".
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