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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lopolito


The Polito is typical of Foggia, Lopolito instead is specific to Bisceglie in the Bari area, both should derive from the Greek term polites (citizen), probably indicating a Byzantine origin of the progenitor, anciently as Rome was the Urbe (city) par excellence, Byzantium was considered the Polis (city) in the areas of influence of the Eastern Roman Empire, and thus polites identified persons originating from Byzantium.

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

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