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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Centofanti


Centofanti is specific to the area that includes Abruzzo and Lazio, with a stock in the Neapolitan dialect, the highest concentration is in Sulmona nell'aquilense, probably the place of origin of the surname, which should derive from the condition of the progenitor, probably an infantry military belonging to a century. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Centofanti is a surname derived from a nickname of medieval origin, is composed of the surname Centi / Cento + 'fanti' and has the meaning of "one hundred foot soldiers".

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

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Heraldic Search Last name: Centofanti

Variations Last name: Tanfani Centofanti
Nobles: Italia (Toscana - Abruzzo - Lazio - Puglia)
Nobility: Notabili - Patrizi - Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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