Leonti, very rare, is Sicilian from Mazzarrà Sant`Andrea (ME), Leonzi, Abruzzese, is typical of Teramo, of Pineto, Silvi and Atri, Leonzio is specific to Francavilla al Mare (CH) and the Chieti area, Lionti is without another Sicilian, from Raffadali and Licata (AG), from Delia, Gela and Niscemi (CL), from San Michele di Ganzaria (CT) and from Piazza Armerina (EN), Lionzo, very very rare, is typical of Megliadino San Fidenzio ( PD) and Dueville (VI), they should derive from the Greek name Leonte, we remember Leonte king of Sparta told by Herodotus or also from the Latin name Leontius derived from him, we remember Saint Leonzio (Leontius episcopus Arelatensis) bishop of Arles in Provence in the V ° century, we read from the records of the Council of Chalcedon of 451: "... Sunt hic episcopi Asianae diocesis. Veniant, et probamus, quae nostra sunt. Est episcopus Magnisiae Leontius, Meonius episcopus Nissae, Proterius episcopus Smirnae et ceteri, qui hic sunt. ..: ".
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