The Proto, absolutely rare, would seem to be Panitalian should derive from the profession of proto magister or architect of a building factory and also master builder, carried out by the progenitor.
Proti, very rare, it has a strain in Milan, one in Rimini and one in the Teramano, Proto is very widespread in Rome, Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily, Protti seems to have two nuclei, in Milan and Pavese and one in Rimini, there may be other strains Secondary, Protto is typically Piedmontese, could derive from the craft of Proto Magister or first craftsman carried out by the founder. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Proto surname Lucano present in Matera, Polla, also Calabrese, Neapolitan and Salento: Greek pròtos ' first '. According to Bongioanni 183 Protti derives from the surname Pietri base. In Some cases it may be the cognominization of the nickname derived from the Latin verb ' protere ' = "trampling, beating, putting on the run", referring to strong and violent people, who are enforced by force. It could also derive from the name Protte (PG).
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