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Spiritelli, absolutely very rare, seems Lombardo, Spirits is decidedly latial, in particular of Rome, Pico and Pontecorvo in Frusinate, Corchiano in Viterbo and Latina, Spirito has a Ligurian strain, one in Sassarese, but the highest concentration is between Lazio and Campania, with strains also in the Campobassano, in the Potentino, and in Puglia, in particular in Leccese, Spiritu, almost unique, is Sassarese. Integrations provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames must be sought in the medieval name Spirit, which, in religious onomastics, alludes clearly to the figure of the Holy Spirit-according to some sources, this name was attributed to the children born the Day of Pentecost, which, in popular tradition, is also known as the Feast of the Holy Spirit (see Pentecost). In the non-religious sphere, however, the medieval spirit name may also allude to a ready, active or otherwise intellectual or moral qualities (to be understood here in the sense of greeting). That said, however, it should be added that some of these families do not exclude a connection with the toponomastic and, more precisely, with one of the place names containing the term spirit-for example Borghetto Santo Spirito (SV) or one of the many fractions named Holy Spirit, present in different regions of Italy. In conclusion, therefore, we are talking about the knowledge of the personal names of the ancestor, even if, in some cases, it is not excluded a derivation from nicknames attributed to them (especially in reference to the toponomastic).

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


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