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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Congi


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Congi is typical of the Cosenza area, of San Giovanni in Fiore in particular, it should derive from a nickname originated from the Latin word congius, a unit of measure of capacity, used by the ancient Romans for wine, we read in the documents from Pistoia in 1301: "... Ask in Va (n) ni Bonafedi from Chasore p (er) a co (n) gio di vino that co (n) peramo da llui, dì xiij d'abrile ... ", probably the forefather was a vintner.

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


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