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Caminita is specific to Palermo, Palermo and Ustica, Caminiti, much more widespread, is typical of southern Calabria and north-eastern Sicily, of Villa San Giovanni, Benestare, Bovalino, Santa Cristina d'Aspromonte, Careri and Cittanova in the Reggio area and Messina, Roccalumera, Santa Teresa di Riva, Furci Siculo, Pagliara, Taormina, Mandanici and Fiumedinisi in the Messina area with strains also in Catania and Palermo, Caminito, less widespread, is specific of Melilli in the Syracuse area and of Militello in the Val di Catania and Catania Catanese, in many cases it should be ethnic forms referring to the village of Camini in the Reggio area, whose toponym should derive from the Greek archaic term kaminion (furnace), in other cases it could derive from the Greek word caminètes (small furnace), perhaps to indicate that the progenitors took care of metal casting. additions provided by Michele Caminita Caminita: from documents found in the civil status archive of the municipality of Ustica we read that the forefather was a certain sailor from Spain named Joachin Caminito born in 1786 who was later married to a woman from Ustica and died there in 1883.

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

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