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Contarin, decidedly Venetian, is typical of the Treviso area, of Riese Pio Decimo, Loria and Castelfranco Veneto, with a stock also in San Donà di Piave and Musile di Piave in the Venetian dialect, and in Galzignano Terme and Due Carrare in the Padua area, Contarini has a stock Venetian, especially in the Paduan area, with presences also in the nearby Veronese and Venetian areas, a Romagna family, especially in the Ravenna area but also in the Ferrara and Rimini areas, and one between Roman and Latin, probably secondary, Contarino is typically Sicilian, especially from Messina and Catania. , should all derive from hypocoristic forms of the dialectal Italianization of the medieval name Conterius or Conterus, derived from the Germanic name Gunter. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Contarino is also a Sicilian and Calabrian surname. In this case it is the Italianization of the Greek surname Kontarínis from 'kontàrion' = javelin. Rohlfs 74.