Present in the area that includes Ravenna, Bologna, Modena and Florence, also in Liguria and Lazio, it could derive from a modification of the name Leonardo, but more probably it derives from the toponym Linario (FI) toponym already present in a Florentine act of 1438: "... Petro Martini de Florencia archipresbitero dicti loci, ser Antonio Recevuti de Linario ...", according to some it derives from the family living in the border places from linear that is inhabitants of the area on the border line. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Linari is frequent in Emilia, Tuscany, Lazio. For S. Pieri 188, it would derive from the Latin 'linum' = linen. Toponym Linari, Gaiole (SI).
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