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Amerighi is typically Tuscan, from the Florentine, Aretino and Grosseto in particular, Amerigo, extremely rare it could also be Ligurian, Emerigo is specific to the province of Imperia, to Borgomaro in particular, Mariga, very rare, is typical of the Vicenza area, Padua , of Carmignano di Brenta and Loreggia in the Paduan area and of Monticello Conte Otto and Vicenza in the Vicenza area, Marighi, very very rare, is from Comacchio in the Ferrara area, Marigo is typically Venetian, from Vicenza, Padua and Venice above all, Meriga is practically unique, Merighi it is typical of Bologna and of Bondeno and Ferrara in the Ferrara area, of Modena and Castelfranco Emilia (MO) and of Parma, Merigo is specific to the Brescia area, should derive, directly or through apheresis, or dialectal alterations, from the medieval name Ameriga, Amarigus or Amerigus of which we have an example in Baldus: "... Hic Brunellus adest, Gambo, Schiavina, Lafrancus, ardet Amerigus, pariter bravegiante Galetta, alter ballestram, fert alter tergor e schioppum ... ", the most famous example of the use of this name was certainly Amerigus Vespuccius or Vesputius (1451-1512), the famous astronomer, cosmographer and explorer who gave his name to the American continent.
Merighi is typical Emilian, with a stock also in the lower Trentino, Merighetti, very very rare, and Merigo are specific to the Brescia area, Merighetto has almost disappeared, should derive from the apheresis of the name Amerigo, but it is also possible that they derive from the medieval term Merigus (Dean of the country).