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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cancemi


Typical Sicilians should derive from a local name, the Contrada Cangemi of Termini Imerese in Palermo could be an example, they could also derive from the cognomen Cangemius of which we have traces in the 1600s with the learned doctor Franciscus Cangemius author of a medical treatise on the treatment of various pathologies. We find traces of this surname in 1593 in Alessandria della Rocca (AG) where the reverend Don Natale Cangemi is pastor of the Mother Church of S. Maria del Pilerio. additions provided by Carmelo Ciccia taken from the surnames of Paternò C: R: E: S Catania the surname derives from the Arabic word haggam (applicator of leeches, barber, surgeon, healer). In Palermo we find a Galterius Changemi in 1283

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

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