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Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Conti
Language of the text: Italiano

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It has an important nucleus in Sicily, especially in the Catania area, in Adrano, Catania, Bronte, Paternò and Biancavilla, it has a stock in the Salento area in Scorrano and Maglie (LE), a stock in Casalnuovo di Napoli and probably secondary strains in Rome and Milan, Leanzi, practically unique is probably due to an error of transcription of the previous one, could derive from a nickname or a auspicious name, Alleanza (due to indicate that of the alliance, that is the one that brought an important support), according to some instead it would be matronymics derived from a deformation of the apheresis of the medieval female name Allegrantia (Allegranza) of which we have an example in a Carta vendicionis of the year 1159 in Vimercate (MI): "Year dominice incarnationis milleximo centeximo quinquageximo nono, canteens rotten, indicazione septima. Constat me Alegrantiam relictam quondam Micherii qui dicebatur de Magrello de loco Vicomercato ... ".

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

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