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Comes is a typically Apulian surname, from Bari and Monopoli in particular, with significant presences also in Polignano A Mare in the Bari area, Ostuni and Francavilla Fontana in the Brindisi area and Castellaneta and Manduria in the Taranto area, Comita, almost unique with a scarce presence in Campania and in Calabria, Comite has a stock in Rome, one in Salerno at Agropoli and Ogliastro Cilento and in Naples and one in Crosia, Rossano and Caloveto in the Cosenza area, Comiti has a Ligurian and a Sardinian stock in the area of La Maddalena in Sassari, Comitini is specific of Ragusa and Ragusa, Vittoria and Coimiso, Comitino is practically unique, Comito has a Roman, a Calabrian and a Sicilian one between Palermo and Ennese, they should derive, directly or through hypocorisms, from the Latin term comes, comitis appears, but also count), both used as a name in medieval times, and as an attribute of the name (see COMITANGELO). An example of this use is found in Lipari in this Papal Bull of 1375: "... Item Nobilis Antonyus de Comito dictus Bacalar capitaneus civitatis Liparensis recepit fructus redditus, et proventus ínsulae annuatim circa sexaginta uncías ... ".

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

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