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Amanati, almost unique, is in the area between Rimini and Pesaro, Amanniti would seem unique, like Ammanati, which is probably due to a transcription error by Ammannati, who has a lineage in Florence in Florence, Empoli, Sesto Fiorentino, Vinci and Lastra in Signa, in Pistoia and Montale in the Pistoia area, in Pisa and San Miniato in the Pisa area and in Montemurlo and Prato in the Prato area, Ammanato, almost unique, would appear to be Sicilian, and is probably due to an incorrect transcription of Ammannato, which is specific to Palermo, Ammaniti, almost unique, Ammanniti and Ammannito, very rare, are specific to central Italy. information provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Ammannato (with a variant in Ammannito), which, in augural onomastics, assumes the meaning of well-prepared, prepared or, by extension, gifted (of virtue, quality, talent, etc): it should be noted, in effect, that, although disused in our days, the adjective admitted or spoken derives from the verb ammannare o ammannire (literally collect in manne), which, figuratively speaking, means to set up , prepare, prepare - in the name-day context, it is clear the reference to an inclination of the character or a hoped-for natural gift. By way of example, we can cite a verse from Fra 'Domenico Cavalca (Vicopisano, 1270 c.ca - Pisa, 1432), which, in his Rime, says "and we are all of virtues all spoiled, and of divine love all inflamed and of beauty". From the historical point of view, examples of the name Ammannato already exist in Siena in the 13th century, with characters such as Ammannato del fu Prospero da Firenze, Ammannato del fu Rontieri, Ammannata del fu Parabuoi, Ammannato consul of the castle of Abbadia, etc. In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders.

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

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