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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Santilli


Santilli is very widespread in the central band that includes Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzi and Molise, Santillo is well present in the Casertano, Neapolitan and Beneventano, should derive from Ua hypochoral form of the name Sanctus, that is, the medieval name Santillus, of which we have an example of use in this writing of the second half of 1400: ".. ET promisit dictus santillus conductor Dictos boves dicto tempore perduring bene et diligenter gubernare, acquare, feeding et conserve de die et de nocte a lupis ramo ditch et omni Mala Guardia; Et ubi Mori contingerit culpa his teneatur inmediate ad dictum pretii restitutionem, Ubi Morte natural moriantur dicto Domino Cesari et in fine dikti temporis restitere dictos boves receptabiles ut decet.. ", in 1313 we find a santillus macedonus among the citizens of Solofra in the Avellinese who work at the mint of Naples and who enjoy the privileges granted by King Robert.

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

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