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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zafferani


ZAFFARANI | ZAFFARANO | ZAFFERANI | ZAFFERANO

Zaffarani is typically Roman, Zaffarano is typical of Gargano, Vico del Gargano and Vieste in the Foggiano, Zafferani, very rare, is Rimini, Saffron has some presence in the Matera and a small strain in Cosenza, these surnames should derive from the fact that the The founder cultivated Saffron or that this was the object of their trade, a spice whose name derives from the Arabic Azzafaran, in turn derived from the Persian Sahafaran, which originates from the term asfar (yellow).

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


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