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Amari is typically Sicilian, from Ribera in the Agrigento area, from Palermo and Bagheria and from Partanna and Salemi in the Trapani area, Amarini and Amarino are almost unique, as well as Amarelli and Amarello, Amaro has a stock in Boscoreale, Napoli and Boscotrecase in the Neapolitan dialect, to Scafati in the Salerno area, a stock in Melicucco in the Reggio area and one in Sicily in Trapani in Trapani, Alcamo and Erice, the origin of these surnames should be, directly or through hypocorisms, from contracted forms of the Germanic name Ademaro, but cannot be excluded , especially for the Sicilian stocks a derivation from the Arabic name Ammar, we remember with this name Ammar ibn Yasir born in 570, the same year of Muhammad, of which he was a great friend. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Sicilian surname from the dialectal word 'amaru' = unhappy. Source: Rohlfs, 40.
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