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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cristofero


Cristofari has an important nucleus in Lazio and a non-secondary lineage in the Vicenza area, Cristofaro is typical of the south, Cristoferi, very rare, has a strain in the Ravenna area and one in the Vicenza area, Cristofero is practically unique and is probably a transcription error of Cristofaro, Cristoforetti is specific of Trentino, of Avio in particular, but also of Rovereto, Trento, Taio and Mori, Cristofori has an Emilian nucleus between Bologna and Ferrara and one in the Viterbo area, Cristoforoni, absolutely rare, has presences in Liguria and Lombardy, all derive, directly or through hypochoristic or augmentative, from the Byzantine name Christopharus or Christophorus see for example the very famous Christophorus Colombus, the forms with the Di- to indicate the families of children of a Christophorus or Christopharus. Traces of this surname can be found in Vicenza with the testament Castellini Cristofaro, dated 16 June 1502, in Canelli (AT) in 1600: "... don Antonio Cristofari curate, and parocho of San Marciano alli very magnificent Lords Councilors of the City of Canelli ... ".

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

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