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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Orofino


ORO | OROFINO

Gold is a surname that would seem specific of the Vicenza area, but which also presents strains in the Cosenza area, in the Macerata and in central-southern Sardinia, Orofino is widespread especially in the south, in the Neapolitan, in the Potentino, in the Bari, in Cagliari and in Sicily in Palermo, Enna and Catanese, should derive from the medieval name Oro or Orofino attributed to particularly welcome sons, who were thus considered as pure gold or gold by their parents.

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


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