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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Centi


Centi has a lineage in La Spezia in La Spezia and Vezzano Ligure, a stock in Tuscany, in Livorno, in Florence in Empoli, Montelupo Fiorentino and Florence, in Pisa in San Miniato and in Montopoli in Val d'Arno and in Montevarchi in Arezzo , a small stock in Perugia, one, very consistent in L'Aquila and one in Rome in Rome, Segni and Carpineto Romano, Centini has a Tuscan lineage in Siena, Siena and Asciano and Civitella Paganico in the Grosseto area, presences in the Marche, a strain in Tarquinia in the Viterbo area and one in Rome and Lanuvio in the Roman area, Centino, much rarer, has a small stock in Misilmeri in the Palermo area, Cento has a stock in Domodossola in Ossola, one in Genoa, one in Ischia di Castro in Viterbo and Rome, one in the Reggio area of Roccaforte del Greco, Gioia Tauro and Melito di Porto Salvo and one in Sicily in the Messina area of Milazzo and Messina and in the Palermo area of Villabate and Palermo, according to a theory they would derive, directly or through hypocoristic forms apheresis of names medieval like Crescentius, Innocentius or Vincentius, or from apochopaic forms of names like Centoducati, Centonze, Centofanti, etc., according to another theory they would derive instead from toponyms containing the root Cento, as, purely by way of example Centocroci in the La Spezia, in the Modena or in the Parma area, Centobuchi in the Piceno, Centofontane in the Cosenza area or other similar ones.

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

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