Both typical of southern Calabria, traces of these surnames can be found in Gerocarne (VV) since the 13th century, in a text from 1265 we read: "... Iohannes Fazarus tenet ... in casali Gerocarne bone pheudalia valentia ...". additions provided by Andrea (Milan) could be based on the name Fazio, apheretic hypocoristic of Bonifazio, is mainly widespread in Valle d'Aosta (31%). Calabria is followed by 28%, Piedmont 21%, etc. The surname reggino Fazari is present in north-western Italy with 62% of occurrences. The immigration trend is confirmed. Fazari has a greater percentage diffusion in Piedmont and in the Valle d'Aosta. Fazari is the 1st surname in order of frequency in the city of Aosta. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is, in fact, to be found in the Greek word fassa, with the meaning of wild pigeon, dogfish, thus indicating the profession of hunter of seals. Fazari and Fazzari should, in fact, be surnames born within the Greek dialects of the South, as often happens precisely in the Reggio area: it would then be the surname of trade names attributed to the founders.
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