Surname

ORIGINS AND LAST NAME OF ETYMOLOGY

OTHER FORMS OF LAST: The last name of the family has evolved over time. As you will be able to note in the first two documents below, dated 1671 and 1734, the surname was written Alter, while the last document, dated 1795, the last name change becoming Altieri.

Vocabulary Latin-Italian-Latin (House Ed. Charles Clausen)

Altero, V. Altiero, superbus, imperiosus, a, um, insolens, entis, arrogans, antis. in large part, splendidus, a, um, nobilis, and.

Alto, sn. – Fig., Sublime, superb, magnificent, magnus nobilis, praestans, excellens, magnificus, grandis. – Proud, proud, superbus, elatus, inflatus, tumens. – Tiero, haughty, fierce, protervus, arrogans, imperiosus, Minax, vehemens, ferox.

Alter, tera, terum, (gen. Alterius dat. Ordin. Alter: rar. Haughty).
Altus, Fig., Parl. moralm., high, illustrious, sublime, lofty, ancient, extended, intense
Proud, haughty, arrogant, ferox, perferox, OCIS, protervus, superbus.

Retrieved from AA.VV, Journal of the College of Arms, Publisher at the College heraldic, Rome 1906, p. 525 (reference to the family Altieri Pope Clement X).

“We see families like the Altieri surname change and be equally said of Lucii, of Peralucii, of Corraduci, de Alteriis or finally the Alter or Altieri. Once then grafted with Albertoni, inherited the titles of this last family, or whether to replace it with the surname alone Altieri, up to this day maintained, they wanted to keep the other appellations, would now called Lights, Peralucci, Corraducci, Altieri, Albertoni, Piermattei, Paluzzi Albertoni! If the use of surnames in Tuscany was in vogue, in Umbria, in Teseotur was a real abuse. “

Surname dictionary Sardinian-courses (Mauro Maxia)

Altieri. Surname certificate in Sassari. In Corsica Barrettali exists, common Cape Corso (district of Bastia).

Families / Family names Maddalena (Rosanna Maiore swabs)

Altieri. The surname ‘Altieri’, widespread in the south, especially in Naples, comes from the medieval name of Germanic origin ‘Altierus’, formed by the union of ‘alt’, old, and ‘hari’, armed. And ‘likely to inhabit Altieri Liguria and they went to Corsica to facilitate their trade with the gondolas Ligurian: we find their traces in Barrettali in Haute Corse since the end of 1400. A branch of the family is then arrived at’ Island where he remained for a few generations before disappearing, attracted to other shores. CORRECTION Rosanna Maiore Buffers: The family Altieri, arrived in Corsica before 1500, was coming from Livorno and before that from Lazio (Rome).

Dictionnaire des prénoms corses – 630 prénoms du XIII au XIX siècle à l’origine des noms de familles (Canavelli Column)

Formes et toscanes nuances régionales

Les prénoms doubles sont très courants en Corse, comme en Terre Ferme. C’est une même caractéristique de l’Italie du XV au XIX siècle.
Les particularismes course-toscans, qu’il soient abreviations, élisions, aphérèses, apocopes ou sonorisations, sont pour être nombreux suffisamment probants: Altiero pour Altero.

 

www.cognomiitaliani.org

ALTER – Alterio – ALTERO – ALTIERI – ALTIERO

Alter is typical of the provinces of Rome and Frosinone, Alterio is widespread in Campania, especially in Naples, with good attendance in the Naples to Ottaviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Casoria and Arzano, a strain in Ariano Irpino nell’avellinese and one in Aversa Caserta, Altero has a small strain in Bari and one in Naples, Altieri is widespread across the centrosud, especially in Campania, Altiero, specific Naples and Caserta, has a nucleus in Torre del Greek (NA) and one Casagiove (CE), should all be derived from the medieval name of Germanic origin Alterus or Altierus, itself derived from the Germanic alt (old) + hari (armed), in some cases can also be derived from apheresis Walterius and Galterus, or also named Norman Autier.

Formation of the names in ancient Rome

All free Roman citizens by birth or because freed from slavery had three names: praenomen, nomen and cognomen.

The praenomen was equivalent to our first name and was imposed by the parents to the child on the day of birth (Aulus, Appius, Gaius, Decimus, Marcus, Publius, Servius, Titus). Often, all the firstborn of a family wore the same praenomen. The females usually had not and were called with the nomen of the gens (race) to which they belonged, sometimes softened by a pet name: the daughter of Marcus Tullius Cicero was called Tulliola.

The nomen, in fact, was the family name and indicating the components of a gens, that the descendants of the same ancestors. Was expressed with an adjective ending in -ius, indicating membership in a lineage: Marcus Iulius meant “Mark of Iulii” (descendants from Iulus, legendary son of Aeneas). It served to identify the social position, indicating the antiquity of the family, but it was also led by plebeian families.

Nicknames and surnames triumphal.

The third, the cognomen, was added to a nickname nomen gentile. Initially it was individual and could also be a popular nickname: Lentulus comes from lentil, chickpea from Cicero, Lepidus from joking. Then became hereditary and served to distinguish the various branches of the same gens: for example, by Corneli Corneli Cathegi Scipiones. Finally there were the cognomina triumphal conferred to the winners: Scipio Africanus became after the victory over Carthage. The slaves had only nomen: if they were freed, assumed the cognomen and often the praenomen of their former master.

Reasoned Dictionary of Italian surnames (BUR – Michele Francipane)

Altieri (der. Alter, Alterini, Alterio, haughty, auteri, Autero, Autieri, Autiero, D’Alterio, Ottèri, Ottero, Ottiero, Uttièri, Uttièro). By proper names and medieval Altiero Ottiero. From the germ. alda “expert”, “wise”; haria: army; then in full: “skillful and powerful thanks to arms.”

Formation of surnames

Proper names of personProper names from scienceNicknamesCommon names
DA ONOMASTICS
Religious and battesimaliagiònimi and employers
sacred and biblical
teofòrici
Marian
Adespoti or pagans
Omonimici
Matronimici
Patronymics
Noble and dynastic
GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, LITERATURE …
Etnicinazioni
peoples
Toponomàsticicorònimi
hydronyms
limnònimi
orònimi
paleònimi
place names
Storicigentilizi
dynastic
noble
patrionimici
Mythological
Literary
Recurrent
QUALITY , SKILLS, RESOURCES, ACTION, TIME, CIRCUMSTANCES …
Fisicigenerici
Organic
intellectuals
Psychic, Anthropic socialiaffettivi
character
moral, ethnic, social
Symbolic
Circostanzialicalendario
abandonment
imperativali
gratulatori
cards
apotropaic
dialect
different
NATURAL SCIENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS
Personaparenti and related
arts
crafts and ergònimi
religious professions
sovereign bonds, noble and various fillers
Animals (teròfori or zoònimi)
Things (nature and culture) plants
minerals
various
5. Residual
Compounds
Uncertain or ambiguous
Other (overlapping)

 

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