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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Buttafochi


BUTTAFOCHI | BUTTAFOCO | BUTTAFUOCO

Buttafochi, practically unique, is probably due to transcription errors of Buttafoco which has a stock in Terracina (LT) and one in San Benedetto Del Tronto (AP), Buttafuoco would seem Sicilian to Menfi and Ribera (AG), to San Giovanni La Punta and Misterbianco (CT), of Leonforte and Nicosia (EN) and of Mazara del Vallo (TP), should derive from a medieval fantasy name Butafocus or Butafogus or from a nickname, traces of these surnames give them in Cremona in the second half of 1300 with a Johannes Butafogo, in 1500 in Sicily in Agrigento with the painter Magister Nicolaus Buttafoco julianensis and in the Marche in the second half of the 1500 with Cardinal Costanzo Buttafoco from Sarnano (MC). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Buttafuoco is a surname from eastern Sicily that comes from the Sicilian word 'buttafòcu' = species of psaltery with three strings. Rohlfs 55 (ed. The Psalter is a stringed musical instrument that dates back at least to the 3rd century BC and was used to accompany singing)

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


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