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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Murabito


Specific to the area of the strait, between the provinces of Reggio Calabria and Messina Morabito, while Murabito is more typically Catanese, both these surnames derive from the Arabic word murabit (the one who preaches Islam in the street) with the meaning of santone, from the Arabic this word is inserted in the Sicilian dialect giving origin to the term murabitu (morigerato). hypotheses provided by A. Mazzuca Giuseppe Pensabene, in his philological notes on the ancient religious references in the Reggio territory, points out that the province of Reggio Calabria was always a Christian land, therefore an Islamic derivation of the surname remains incomprehensible.

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

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