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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cuffini


Cuffini is a specific surname of La Spezia and La Spezia and Bolano in particular, it could derive from a nickname originated from the medieval dialectal term cuffino or coffin (basket, basket of wicker), perhaps to indicate in the progenitor a basket producer, one cannot however, ignoring a possible connection with the low Latin term cuphia, the modern headphone, which could characterize the habit of the progenitor to show himself with that type of hat, a principle of this surname can be found in the Asti area in a document from 1283, where it is quoted as a witness such as "Iacobus Cuffinus, clericus ecclesie Sancti Cristofori de Corseono".

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

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