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Heraldic Search Last name: BRAMANTI

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Bramante, almost unique, would seem Piedmontese, Bramante has strains in the Foggia area, in the Syracuse area and in the Turin area with a particular concentration in Giaveno, probably with secondary strains also in Rome, Naples and Milan, Bramanti has a small stock in Romagnese (PV), in Pietrasanta (LU) and in Florence and an important nucleus between Syracuse and Ragusa in Modica (RG), Augusta and Priolo Gargallo (SR), they should all derive from the name medieval nickname Bramante of which we have an illustrious example in the very famous painter and architect Donato di Angelo by Pascuccio, called il Bramante (1444 - 1514), the author of the original project of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the name Bramante is found in the feminine form even in chivalric poems such as the Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli BRAMANTE, BRAMANTI - Etymologically it dates back to the present participle of the verb 'bramare' = to desire intensely, from the Germanic * brammōn = to moo.

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

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