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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cataluffi


Cataluffi has an Umbrian lineage, in particular in Foligno, and a Roman one, Cataluffo, almost unique, would appear to be from the L'Aquila area of Lazio, and could derive from the name of Colle Cataluffo in frusinate, it should derive from nicknames originated from the archaic term cataluffa , a kind of damask cloth in the style of poor brocade, made of linen and cotonaccio striped of various flower colors, used in ancient times for curtains, upholstery and for clothes or vestments as sacred as the planet, a nickname that may have been motivated by both clothing of the founders, that perhaps from the fact that they traded or wove that type of fabric.

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

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Nobility: Baroni - Nobili
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