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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cataneo


Cataneo would seem specific to the San Severo foggiano in particular, since it would be derived from the medieval Middle Ages attributed in medieval times to how many occupants of religious lions in the military, judicial or administrative fields of a country or a castle and who lived in the same name as the name personal, as we can see in a written article 1393 in Genoa: "Nominee Amen Domain - Catania Spinola civis Ianue quondam Domini Catanei ex parte et Thadeus de Senis pictor Janue ad sanctum Laurentium ex parte altere pervenerunt et pervenisse sibi invicem et vicissim Confitentur et confesses sunt et fuerunt infrascripta pacta conventions promissiones et obligationes slemni stipulatione valata et signata et valatas et signatures ... ", trace of this cognomenatio we found it to Modugno in the beginning of 1500, in 1512 Guarino Cataneo was made Castellano di Bari dalla Regina Isabella d'Aragona.

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

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