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Contri would seem to be of Modena origin, but probable strains also exist in the provinces of Grosseto, Florence, Bologna and Vicenza. Contrini is specific to the area of Brescia, Trentino, Contrino is typically Sicilian from Agrigento, from Naro, Favara, Aragona, Palma di Montechiaro, Canicattì and Ravanusa, Contro is typically Venetian, particularly from the Vicenza area, the Venetian area and the Rovigoto area up to from Ferrara, they should all derive, directly or through hypocorisms, from apheretic forms of the name Bonincontro (see BONCONTE). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli The surname Contri, well represented in Riolunato, is an apheretic form of the medieval proper name Bonincontro: one of the many auspicious names given to children. Source: F. Violi, Surnames in Modena and in the Modena area.