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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Petito


Petit, extremely rare, has very small strains both in the north and in the south, Petita, almost unique, would seem rather Lucanian, Petiti has a Piedmontese stock at Sanfrè in the Cuneo area and at Collegno, Candiolo and Turin in Turin, Petito is typical of Campania, Potentino and Puglia, Petitt, almost unique, could be from the north, Petitta is specific to the area that includes the provinces of L'Aquila, in Scurcola Marsicana and Capistrello, Rome and Frosinone, in particular at Posta Fibreno, Petitti has a stock in Turin, one from Lazio, in Rome, frusinate and latinense, and one in the Foggia area, Petitto, on the other hand, in addition to the Campanian stock has a Calabrese stock and several in Sicily, should all derive either from the medieval name Petitus or Petita in the sense of requested attributed to a son / a very desired or even by a modification of the French name Petit (small). We find traces of these surnames in Sant'Angelo a Scala nell'avellinese, in a deed dated 1132, where the lawyer is a certain Lanzone son of Bisantio Petito.

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

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