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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Catalfamo


CATALFAMO

Catalfamo is typically Sicilian, from the eastern part of the island, from Messina in particular, from Messina, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Castroreale, Terme Vigliatore, Milazzo and Furnari, should derive from a Greek nickname derived in turn from the Greek terms katà (against ) and phamà (cry, voice, that speaks), with the sense of antagonist, rebel, even if it cannot be excluded that it is a dialectal alteration of the Greek term ????????? katafaino, which means showing, highlighting, but also representing, perhaps identifying in the progenitor a kind of oracle or at least a man of religion.

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


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