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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cantatori


Cantatore seems to have Apulian origins, Ruvo di Puglia, Molfetta and Bari, with probably secondary strains in Corato, Bitonto, Terlizzi and Bisceglie, always in the Bari area, in Piedmont, in the Alessandria area there would seem to have been other strains, perhaps not secondary, Cantatori, absolutely rare, it is probably due to registration errors, Cantore has a stock in the Neapolitan dialect, in Acerra, Naples and Torre del Greco, one in the Potenza area, in Muro Lucano and Potenza, and one in Puglia, especially in Gioia del Colle in the Bari area and in the tarentino in Taranto, Martina Franca, Mottola, Ginosa and Grottaglie, Cantori, much more rare, has a strain in Cento in the Ferrara area and in the Bologna area and one in Osimo in particular in the Ancona area, and in Ancona and Novafeltria in the Pesaro area, Cantoro has a Abruzzese stock, in Pineto, Atri and Roseto degli Abruzzi in Teramo and Pescara, and one in Puglia, in Brindisi at Villa Castelli, Fasano and Brindisi, in Taranto in Taranto and Grottaglie, in Lecce in Lecce, Otranto, A cquarica del Capo, Campi Salentina and Presicce, all these surnames should derive from the activity of singers carried out by the founders, even if, as regards the Apulian stocks, it can be assumed that the nickname derives from the fact that the progenitors made the singers for the commemorations of the dead, or for romantic serenades. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cantatore is a Pugliese surname that in addition to the derivation from 'cantatore' = cantore, could also be an apheretic form of 'enchanter' in the sense of 'fascinating, seductive'.

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

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