Very rare, it could be of Neapolitan origin, it derives from the medieval name Flandinus, of which we have an example in a text of 1508 where Ambrogio Flandino (1460-1531) bishop of Mantua is quoted: "Flandinus Ambrosius, native Italus, Patria Neapolitanus, Alumnus Provinciae Terrae Laboris, Filius Coenobii Neapolitani ... Lectorem Comitum Placentinorum de Landis ... ". hypothesis provided by Gianna Ferrari De Salvo surname present in Palermo according to the Caracausi it would be a surname of ethnic origin meaning Flemish that is coming from Flanders. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Frandina, as Flandina is a Calabrian and Sicilian surname that according to G. Rohlfs would come from the Calabrian voice 'frandina' = 'sort of heavy diaper' <'Fiandra fabric'.
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