Passavante is almost unique, Passavanti has presences in Piedmont, in particular in the Cuneo area, and stocks in Carrara, Rome, Naples, has some presence in Calabria and a stock in Palermo, should derive from the Italian medieval name Passavante, attributed by parents to children whom he hoped to surpass all in life and to resist all adversity. that could happen to them, of the use of this name we have an example in this medieval writing of 1200: ".. Et, de part Lanbertaciorum, iverunt ad confinia 15 quadraginta quinque, secundum sentenciam summi pontificis; aliqui ex eis iverunt Pisas, et aliqui Mantuam, nomination quorum fuerunt hec. Andreas filius condam of Castellani de Andalo ... Dominus Passavante domains Munsarelli. Dominis Odericus de Castro Britonum ... ", we find ancient traces of these surnames in Lucca in 1200 and in Florence from the beginning of the 1300s.
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