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TONANI | TONARELLI | TONELLA | TONELLI | TONELLINI | TONELLO | TONETTI | TONETTO | TONINELLI | TONINI | TONINO | TONION | TONOLI | TONOLINI | TONON | TONUCCI | TUNINETTI

Tonani is specific to the South Milanese, Lodigiano and Cremasco, Tonarelli is typical of the north-western part of Tuscany, the province of Massa and Pistoia in particular, Tonelle has two strains, one in Treviso and one Milanese and Varesotto, Tonelli is very widespread in the center North, Tonellini is practically unique, Tonello seems specific of the area that includes Veneto and Friuli, Tonetti has a strain between Piedmont north-east and Lombardy, in Milan and in Bergamo and Brescia, in the Venetian and in Udinese, in Massa and Lucchese, in Forlivese, and in Lazio, in Viterbo and Romano, Tonetto is typically Veneto, Padua and Trevisano and Venetian in particular, with a small strain also in Friuli, Tonini is widespread throughout the Centronord, Toninelli seems to have two strains, in the Bresciano and Piombino al Grossetano, Tonino, is typical of Udinese, Tonion, absolutely rare, is specific to Treviso and Quinto di Treviso, Tonoli is Del Bresciano as well as Tonolini that is typical of Brescia and Serle in Brescia, Tonon is specific to the provinces of Venice, Treviso and Pordenone, Tonucci, very rare is typical of the Pesarese, Tuninetti is specific to the area of Turin and the nearby Cuneese. All these surnames should derive, directly or through hypochoristic simple or composed, from the apheresis, with or without dialectal modifications, of the name Anthony, in some cases there may be a derivation from the Romanian or Slavic name Anton.

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


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