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The Presti is absolutely Sicilian, Lopresti is a cognomal form derived specific of the Reggio area, Lopreste and Lopreste, almost unique, are due to transcription errors, derive from modifications of the Latin word presbyter (priest)
Lends is very widespread in the Cosentino, in the Tarentino, in the Brindisi and in Lecce, Presti is typical Sicilian, Prestia has more strains, in Calabria in the area of Vibo Valentia and Reggio and in central western Sicily, Preste, very very rare, is specific Salentino, soon , always very rare, it would seem of the Reggino, all derive from alterations of the medieval prestre form derived from presbyter (priest), remained unchanged in French, traces of these cognominizations are found in 1600 in Gangi (PA) with a certain Giuseppe lo Presti.