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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Catanzaro


Widespread in Sicily, Calabria and Puglia, it derives from the homonymous toponym. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Catanzaro is a surname derived from the homonymous toponym that comes from the medieval Greek ???????????? Katantzàrion, which originates from the Greek word kàto (down, below, below) added to the Arabic term 'anz? R' = terrace, with the meaning of a terrace located below, understood below with respect to the Sila, the city in fact rises at his feet.

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

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