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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Bracciaforte


Strong, absolutely rare, it would seem of the Cosentino, Bracciforti, extremely rare, it should be Lombard, Brancaforte has some presence in the Neapolitan and presences in the south of Sicily, in particular in Noto in the Syracuse area, Branciforte is Sicilian, of Catania and Mirabella Imbaccari in Catania, of Melilli in the Syracuse area, of Enna and of Vittoria in the Ragusa area, Branciforti is also Sicilian, with the main stock at Caltagirone in the Catania area, where it is also present in Catania and Mirabella Imbaccari, with a stock also in Mazzarino in Nissenum, all these surnames should derive from auspicious names attributed to sons whom they hoped for strong arms that would allow them to face the difficulties of life, or to whom they hoped they would strongly embrace faith in God.

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

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