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Amaddeo is specific to reggio Calabria, Amaddio is typical of Sicily, of Rosolini (SR) and of Catania, Amadei is widespread in Lombardy, Emilia and Romagna and Pesaro, lower Trentino and Verona, with maximum concentration in the Brescia area, has stocks in the Genoese, spezzino, carrarese and lucchese, it has a stock also among the provinces of Terni, Rieti and Rome, Amadeo has a Lombard and a Reggio stock, Amadini is typically Lombard, Amadio is very present in the north and in the center, with a stock also in Catania , has a great concentration in Veneto and Lazio, Amedali, almost unique, it would seem Lombard, Amedei, very very rare, it would seem to be from Tuscany and Lazio, Amedeo has a stock in the Reggio area and one in western Piedmont, Amodeo is present in the spot of leopard all over Italy, but with maximum concentration in Sicily and Calabria, Amodio is typical of the south, of Campania and Puglia in particular. All these variants have in common the medieval religious origin Amo Deus - Ama Deus that is, loves the Lord, they are very common surnames throughout Italy with forms more frequently present in some areas and others in others. There are traces of these types of surnames already from the XIIIth century, even if the full diffusion occurred during the Renaissance period.
Amadelli is typical of the border area between Modena and Ferrara, Finale Ligure (MO) and Voghiera (FE), Amadi has a stock in La Spezia and La Calice al Cornoviglio, and one in Venzia and in the neighboring Venetian, Amadini seems typically Lombard with a main stock in Bovegno in the Brescia area and in Gazzuolo in Mantua, Amadu is typically Sardinian from Pattada (SS), Amaducci is specific to Romagna, Cesena, Forlì, Rimini, Bertinoro (FC) and Ravenna, Amaduzzi has a stock in Bologna and Pianoro in Bologna and in Romagna in Cesena, Rimini and Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), with a stock in Fano (AN) and one in Rome. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Amado (dialectal form of Amato), which, in the Christian context, should be read in the sense of loved or protected by God (see Amata): in this context, in fact , the hypothesis of an Arab origin is unlikely or, in any case, limited to a few families, if we consider the distribution of surnames mostly in the north and north-central part of the country (the same is also true in Sardinia for the Amadu families ). As far as the surnames in question are concerned, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders.