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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Caiaffa


CAIAFA | CAIAFFA

Caiafa is typical of the Neapolitan and Salerno areas, Caiaffa is from Puglia, with a stock in the Lecce area of Lequile, Vegle and Lecce, and one in the Foggia area of Cerignola and Foggia, should derive from the Jewish name Caiafa, we remember that one of the judges of Jesus, Caiafa (Caiaphas), was the high priest appointed by the Roman government.

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


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