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Castriota has scattered presences in the Adriatic coastal area from Pesaro to Lecce. with presences also in the Cosenza area, Castrioti, absolutely rare, would seem to be from Benevento, Castrioto, very very rare, is from the Lecce area, Castriotta has a stock in Trieste, one, the most consistent in Manfredonia in Foggia, with presences also in Foggia and Molfetta in the Bari area, Castriotti, absolutely rare, is specific to Venosa in the area of Potenza, should be of Albanian origin and in some cases derive from the Albanian surname Kastrioti, it should be a Greek Greek form, where the suffix -ota is per inhabitant, perhaps referred to in some cases also to countries such as Castrignano dei Greci or Castrignano del Capo in the Lecce area, or as Castronovo di Sant'Andrea in the Potenza area or as the many countries, both Italian and from the Dalmatian coast, containing the root Castro derived from the Latin term castrum (militarized settlement, camp, fortified place), the Albanian prince of Kruje Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu (1405 - was famous) 15468) national hero of Albania, who brought together the various principalities of Epirus and Albania to oppose the Turkish invader, Kruje surrendered to the Ottomans only 10 years after his death, the Castriota family obtained from the King of Aragon , after the death of Gjergj, the duchy of San Pietro in Galatina and the county of Soleto in the Lecce area, Giovanni, son of Scanderbeg, marrying Irene Paleologo, last descendant of the imperial family of Byzantium, became in fact the last representative of the Byzantine Empire and the descendants of the Castriota Scanderbeg family today remain the only direct descendants of the last emperors of Constantinople.

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

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Variations Last name: Castriotta
Nobles: Italia (Veneto)
Nobility: Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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