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Crociati is specific to the area that includes Forlì, Rimini and Pesaro, and is particularly widespread in Bellaria Igea Marina, Cesena, Rimini Savignano sul Rubicone and Novafeltria, Crociato is almost unique, Cruciati is practically unique, Cruciato, extremely rare, it is specific to San Pietro in Lama in the Lecce area, all these surnames should derive from nicknames originated from having been the progenitors connected in some way with religious manifestations, not necessarily the actual Crusades, but most probably brotherhoods that adopted the cross as their hallmark.

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

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