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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Catrame


CATARAME | CATRAME

Catarame almost unique, it would seem Sicilian, so with the slightly less rare Catrame, for both the origin should be that of caulker craftsmen. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Catarame, practically unique, comes perhaps from the Catania area, Catrame, very rare, is originally from Modica (RG), these surnames derive from the term tar, thus indicating a trade connected with the use of this viscous liquid In the past, in fact, tar was used for various purposes, such as waterproofing ships and cables, fixing the fairings, covering the roofs with laths, etc. It is therefore a question of the surname of trade names attributed to the founders.

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


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