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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Bufo


Bufi is typical of Molfetta (BA), Bufis, very very rare, has a stock in Rodi Garganico (FG), Bufo has a stock in Castiglione Messer Raimondo (TE), one in Rome, but the big stock is in Puglia in Bari between Molfetta and Barletta, and one Margherita Di Savoia and Cerignola in the Foggia area, could derive from nicknames originating from the Latin term bufus (toad), from the apheresis of the medieval name Rebufus of which we have an example in 1100: "... Rigizo qui dicitur de Pettorano et Rebufus qui dicitur Ricius de suprascripta civitate, and here both dixerunt ..: ", we find traces of these surnames in a Charter donationis:" ... manus suprascripti Bernardi, here hanc cartam donationis ut supra fieri rogavit. Signa + + + Anselmi de Ozano work and Alberti Bufo and item Alberti testium ... ".

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

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