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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zammit


Zambito is specific Sicilian in the area of Favara, Agrigento, Montallegro and Siculiana, Zampito is a mistake of transcription of the previous, Zammit, has been missing appearances in the Roman and in Sicily, Zammiti is virtually unique, Zammito is well present in Sicily in Aragon In the Agrigentino and in Palermo, Valledolmo, Termini Imerese and Carini in the Palermitano, may be of Maltese origin and derive from a nickname for Companion of the heart, but you can not exclude a derivation from the Hebrew name Zaham. There is a hypothesis that would derive from the term Yiddish Zamit, which indicates a region of Lithuania, but it seems absolutely unlikely.

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

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