Crisante is specific to the area of Pescara in Abruzzo, to Montesilvano and Pescara in particular, but also to Cepagatti, Pianella and Spoltore, Crisanti seems to have two areas of origin, in Umbria and northern Lazio, and Crisanto, very rare , it is not possible to identify a zone of origin, Crisanzio, practically unique, is Pugliese, they should all derive from the Greek name Chrysantos, or from its Latin correspondent Chrisante, of which we have a memory in the Latin ejaculations: "... Sancte Sebastiane interced pro eo Sancte Chrisante intercedes pro eo Sancte Hermes intercedes pro eo ... ", we remember San Crisanto, Roman martyr of the third century, this name was used for example in 1700 in Rodi Garganico (FG), where we find a certain Crisanto Iacullo cited in a votive plaque. additions provided by Adriano Crisanti The surname Crisanti probably comes from the Greek Crisantos (crisos = golden and antos = flower). It is found in the Trimalchio of Petronius, quoting the Crisantos brothers.
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