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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pititto


Pitito, practically unique, is probably due to an error in the transcription of Pititto, who has a Calabrian stock in the Valentian area of Mileto and San Calogero and Laureana del Borrello in the Reggio area, and one in Pietraperzia in the Enna area. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the nickname or medieval name Pititto (dialectal form of Petitto), a term that in ancient Italian literally means small, small (see Petit and Pettiti): in this context, for precision, it must be remembered that the adjective petito or petitto (from which the dialect of pititto) is an ancient loan of the French petit (small), fallen into disuse in modern Italian - even if, in southern Italy, the adjective tito preserves still the meaning of small, perhaps being an apheresis of the original petite. In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of nicknames or the personal names of the founders.

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

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