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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Scivittaro


SCIVITTARO

Scivittaro is characteristic of the Barese, Bari and Bitonto, the etymological origin is obscure, one could assume a derivation from a nickname based on a dialectal alteration of the Latin term civitas (city, citizenship), to indicate perhaps The founder's membership of the city's administrative organization, a second hypothesis, more likely, proposes a derivation from a dialect nickname based on the alteration of the medieval Germanic term A.A.T. scivaroht (splinter, fragment) used in medieval times in Puglia, perhaps to indicate that the profession of the ancestor was that of stonecrever or the stone-cutter.

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


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