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Heraldic Search Last name: CANCELLO

Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Nobili - Cavalieri - Conti
Language of the text: Italiano

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Virtually unique Cancellini is present only in Castelfranco Veneto (TV), in the USA and in Brazil, it should derive from an ancestor who in 1886 at Edolo (TV), as an abandoned child, received this surname from the body that received it, of this surname, however, there are earlier traces in Sicily and Benevento where there is a presence in the second half of the 1800s of the last name Cancellino, probably to indicate the newborns abandoned near the gate of a monastery, the same origin should have the last names Cancelli, widespread in Tuscany , Umbria, Abruzzo and Lazio, with a strain also in the Lecce area, Cancello, very rare, typical of the Neapolitan dialect, like the much less rare Canciello, very widespread in the Neapolitan in Frattamaggiore, Naples, Frattaminore, and in the Caserta area in Capua and in Orta di Atella, which could also derive from locality or plebeian names like the Neapolitan Santa Maria a Canciello.

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

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