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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pistoni


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Pistone is a fairly widespread surname, it seems to have two stocks, one in southern Sicily and one in Piedmont and Liguria, but there is also a small nucleus in Campania, which should derive from the name of the Pistone river or of the mountain of the same name located in the Salerno area. Pistoni has a lineage between Brescia, Mantua and Modena, one in the Marche and one in the Viterbo and Roman areas. The derivation of these surnames is controversial, it can be assumed that it originated from a nickname linked to the Renaissance word piston (species of musket) and would imply the profession of soldier or brigand, another hypothesis would derive from a place name such as there are many in Italy, but it cannot be excluded that it may be an indirect form of the medieval name Pisto, Pistonis. Noteworthy figures were in the 1400s in Caltagirone (CT) the notary Matteo Pistone who drafted a deed of sale of a painting by the famous painter Antonello da Messina (1430-1479), in the

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


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