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Zita has a stump in the Rietino and one in the Barese, Zitella has an Abruzzo strain in Raiano Nell'aquilano and a tiny stump in Rome, Zitelli has a strain in the Roman in Rome and Rocca di Papa, one in the Caserta in Recale, Caserta and San Marco Evangelista , and one in Troina in Ennese and Catania, Zitello, absolutely rare, has an appreciable presence in Catania, Ziti is almost unique, Zito is very widespread throughout the south of Italy, should all derive, directly or through hypochoral forms from Dialectal nicknames originated from the term Zito, Zita (boyfriend, girlfriend), in a written dated 1427 read: "... Domino Henrico Dicto Zito, A. S. Clientibus et fidelitas ad castrum ibid fugierunt et ibi se usque tercium diem defenderunt...

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

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