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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cantelmo


Cantelmi has a stock in Sulmona nell'aquilano, with presences in Ortona in the Theatine and in Rome, and a stock in Teggiano in the Salerno area, Cantelmo has a stock in Rome, in Campania in Naples, in Avellino and Atripalda nell'avellinese, in Vairano Patenora and Ailano in the Caserta area and in Sapri in the Salerno area, should derive from the Norman surname Kantelm, the Cantelmo arrived in Italy from France, perhaps from Provence, following Charles I of Anjou, who conferred feudal privileges with Giacomo Cantelmo in 1269 a vast territory in Abruzzo and in the frusinate, in 1284 these were named Giustiziere d'Abruzzo by Carlo II, they were counts of Alvito until 1454 when King Alfonso V ° of Aragon granted the title of Duke of Sora and of Alvito to Piergiampaolo Cantelmo, son of Nicola Cantelmo duke of Sora "Petrus Ioannes Paulus Cantelmus Sorae Albeti dux", towards the end of 1600 we find Cardinal Giacomo Cantelmo as archbishop of Naples.

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

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