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Calafato, practically unique, is from the Palermo area, Calafati would seem to be of Calabrian origin, of Cessaniti in the Vibonese in particular, Calafato has a stock in Naples and Sicily in Mazara del Vallo in the Trapani area, in Palma di Montichiaro, Ravanusa and Licata in the Agrigento area. a Riesi in the nisseno, Calafatti, almost unique, and Calafatto that seems to be unique, are probably due to a wrong transcription of the previous ones, they should derive from a Greek nickname originated from the union of the terms ????? kalos (good) and ????? fatis (fame), probably indicating that the progenitor had been a well-known figure, probably honored in his community, cannot be excluded that in some cases they may derive from the caulking profession (see CALAFA).

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


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