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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Familia


Fameli has a very small Ligurian stock, in Genoa and in San Remo in the Imperia area, a Roman one and a Calabrese one in the Reggio area, in Palmi and in Caulonia and San Ferdinando, Famili is almost unique, as is Familia, Familio, very rare, is specific of Naples, they should derive from nicknames based on the medieval term famelius or familius, in turn derived from the Latin word famulus, famula (servant or servant, domestic, person in house service), thus probably indicating that the progenitors had been family collaborators of some wealthy person.

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

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