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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Crisafio


Crisafi is Sicilian, from Catania and Messina in particular, Crisafio, absolutely rare, is now present only in the Roman, Tuscany and northern Milan, but the original stock is Molise or Calabria, derived from the Greek name Chrysophalos (Macarius Chrysophalus). A trace of this surname is found in Sicily towards the second half of the 1300s with the Calogero Crisafi from Messina, who in 1398 became Baron of Comiso. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Crisafi is a Sicilian surname with the Greek surname Chrysáphis; see the noun 'krisáfi' = 'gold', from the Greek dialect of the area of Bova in Calabria and the neo-Greek 'chrysáphi' with the same meaning. Rohlfs 77.

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

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