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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Oteri


Otera is specific to Milazzo in the Messina area, Oteri is widespread in Messina, with significant presences also in Milazzo and Capo d'Orlando in the Messina area, Catania and Palermo, Otero, absolutely rare, is specific to Naples, may derive from the Lombard name Oterus , in turn derived from the Germanic name Otter, originating from the medieval Germanic term aat ottar (viper, but also otter), a name attributed to sons who probably wished to be slippery, difficult to take and as fast as an otter. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Oteri is a Sicilian surname, phonetic variant of Otteri (Ottieri) = Altieri and Autieri elsewhere in Italy, from the French Hautier surname in France = Italian 'altiero' = proud.

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

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