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Cafagna is typically Apulian, of the Bari in particular, of Barletta, Bari and Andria, Cafagni would seem unique and is probably due to a transcription error, Cafagno is specific to Bari, they should all derive from being the progenitor or a cafagiarius (superintendent di campagna), or simply an inhabitant of a cafagium (farmhouse), traces of these surnames have been found in the Bari area since the 1500s. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cafagna is a Pugliese surname that could derive from the regional noun 'cavagno' = basket, basket , basket, or from the Sicilian dialect 'fiscella for ricotta'. Minervini, 111.

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


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