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Centenari, extremely rare, seems to originate from the Piacenza area, on the border with the Sudmilano, it could also identify a secondary stock in the Milanese area, Centenaro has a strain between Venetian and Paduan, in Santa Giustina in Colle in Padua and in Venice, Mirano, Mira , Salzano and Scorzè in the Venetian dialect, Centinaio, very very rare, is absolutely typical of the Milanese area and of the Pavia area, Centinari, extremely rare, it would appear from the South Milan and central Italy, Centinaro has a stock in Teramo and one in Sicily in the Agrigento area in San Giovanni Gemini, Casteltermini and Cammarata and in Palermo, should all derive from the medieval term centenarius derived from the Germanic huntari, of which it constituted the translation, and indicate the holder of a centena (a kind of canton of Swiss type) originated from the Germanic term zentgericht, where probably the progenitor had the task of exercising the judging function: "Apud Romanos centumvirales Iudices his aliquid simile habeba nt, sed Gothorum propria et Germanorum id inventum est, here Comitum territoria for Centenas sive Centurias dividebant, singulos singulis praeficientes, Centenarios inde et Centuriones appellatos, Francis Centones. ... Germans, avid and singulis pagis centum milites conscriberent, conscriptos Centenos vocabant et Centenarios: Centenam conscriptionis, Centuriam et Centuriatum (quod potius ad Centenariorum munus et sodalitium referendum est) praefectum, Centgravium, centenae praepositum ... ".

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

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