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Stera, absolutely rare, it is typical of Sardinia Sudoccidentalke, the Iglesiente in particular, Steri is typical of the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano, but with a strain also mass, Sterio and Stero are almost unique, may derive from the apheresis of the name Tardolatino Asterius of which we have an example in the book VIII ° of the Epistles of Gaius Sollius Sidonius Apollinaris (431-486): "... The best of the years...... "......., sub deceased Videlicet Magistratu consul Asterius year on Fores votivum Trabeatus Aperuerat...". Integrations provided by Giuseppe Concas STERA; STERI: We do not know exactly what it means or where it comes from. It could derive from Ostéra (Southern) = Ostessa, Oste, and then from Osteria. In the upper Sardinia the proprietor is called S'istére/A. It could be the shortened form of Fustéri = Carpenter Cooper or derive from Furistéri = Stranger. Meanwhile we find the surname in the ancient maps of Sardinian language and history. Among the signatories of the Peace of Eleanor, LPDE, of 1388, we find (in two variants Stere and Isteri): Stere (DE) Petro, Jurato ville de Sardara, * * SARDARA MONTIS REGALIS... JANUARY 11, 1388, et ego... Gadulesu Margiano habitator Velle Sardara, sindicus actor and Procurator Universitatis Contrate Montis Regalis et villarum et etc. In Posse Virde Andrea, Virde Joanne, de Civitate Sasseri, Notarii Publici, die XI Januarii 1388; Stere (DE) Francisco, ville de Paingionis, *
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