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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cuffari


Both typically Sicilian Cuffari has a Catanese stock and one in Caronia (ME), Cuffaro is more typical of Raffadali (AG) with strains also in Agrigento, Palermo, Bagheria (PA) and Scicli (RG), may derive from the trade or coffe seller (wicker baskets), in the Ragusa area there may be a different origin cùffaro is the local name of the grecale (cold, violent and dry wind from the northeast), this term derives from the Arabic word kuffar (the infidels, the traitors , those you can't trust) and could characterize a behavioral characteristic of the progenitor.

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

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