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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ricupero


The surname Recuperi, practically unique, and the equally unique recuperation, should be due to a mistaken transcription of recovery, which is decidedly Sicilian, with very large strains in the Messina in Barcelona Pozzo di Gotto, Messina, Terme Vigliatore, Furnari, Milazzo and Castroreale, in Catania. Belpasso, Motta Sant'Anastasia and Misterbianco, and in Palermo, with a strain also in the Bari at Polignano a Mare and Conversano, or Recuperpero, which also has a Sicilian strain in Syracuse, Pachino and Canicattini Bagni, Trapani, Palermo and Scordia in Catanese, should be surnames derived from the medieval name Recuperus, probably attributed to the ancestor of parents who saw the children a form of consolation and recovery of a child previously lost prematurely, the use of This name we have an example in 1200 in Sicily, with Salvus de Mazaria Regius puplicus predicte lands Corilioni Notarius.

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

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