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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Rabite


RABITA | RABITE | RABITI | RABITO

Rabita would appear to be originally from Ennese, of Barrafranca, Pietraperzia and Piazza Armerina, Rabite is practically unique, Rabiti has a Romagna strain in Ravenna and Forlivese, in Forlì and Ravenna in particular, and one in Castiglione della Pescaia in Grossetano, Rabito It is typically Sicilian, Pachino in Syracuse, Ragusa and Comiso in Ragusano, Niscemi in Nyssa and Santa Margherita di Belice in Agrigentino, with a small strain also in Veneto to Isola Vicentina in Vicenza, these surnames should be of Byzantine or Neogreche origins and derive from a nickname originated from the Greek word?????? Rabdos (rod, wand), perhaps to indicate in the ancestor of the dowsers or simply shepherds, but it is also possible to derive from the medieval name Rabitus of which we have an example of use in a Pisan act of the Year 1196: ".. Presentibus rabito quondam guidonis Nani et rainerio quondam marthucci et Gerardo quondam conetti et Stefano judice et notario gentile testibus.. ".

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


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