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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ferretti


FERRETI | FERRETO | FERRETTI | FERRETTO

Ferreto and Ferreti should be errors of transcription of the other two surnames, Ferretti is widespread throughout the central north with a stock also in Puglia, Ferretto is specific to the Veneto, in particular to Padua, with a stock also in the Genoese, deriving from the medieval name Ferretus of which there is an example in the Diplomatic Code of medieval Lombardy in a text of 1131: "... Petrus Basca et Ferretus de Puteo, pro terra Azonis Basca IIII. staria sigalis et starium ...".

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


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