Surnames Fiorito, Fiorimonte, Fiorentina, Fioresi and others
The following surnames derive from medieval names related to the flowering process, the growth of flowers; although there is always the possibility that its origin is another, such as a place name.
Fioramonte, Fiorimonte, Fiormonte, Fiorani, Fioravante, Fioravanti, Fioravanzi, Fioravanzo, Fiorentina, Fiorentini, Fiorentino, Fiorenza, Fiorenzi, Fiorenzo, Florenza, Florenzi, Florenzo, Fiorenzani, Fiorenzano, Florenzani, Florenzano, Fiorese, Fioresi, Fiorin, Fiorinelli, Fiorinello, Fiorini, Fiorino, Fioriti, Fiorito.
|Fioramonte, almost unique, seems to be from Reggio, Fiorimonte, practically unique seems to be due to an incorrect transcription of Fiormonte, which, a little less rare than the first, seems to be from Lazio, from Rome and Collepardo in the Frosinone area.
Possibly they derive from the French name Florimond, name present in many comedies of the 1700s, a fact that favored their use and subsequent diffusion, especially among the upper classes.
|Fiorani||This surname can derive from place names such as: Fiorano Canavese (TO), Fiorano al Serio (BG) and Fiorano Modenese (MO), but it can also descend from the Latin Florianus.|
|Fioravante, very rare and typical of the continental south center, Fioravanti is widespread throughout the north center, Fioravanzi very rare is Milanese, Fioravanzo, very very rare, is typical of the Vicenza area, derived from the medieval name Fioravante.They would derive from Florabant, the name of a Saracen in the ancient French epic.
Another version indicates that it could be the combination of fior + avanti, referring to the trade of florist.
|all these surnames must derive from the Latin surname Florentius, Florentia, whose meaning is “He who blooms” or “in flower, flowery”.|
|They probably derive from the medieval name Florensis derived from the Latin cognomen Florens, meaning “flowering, flowering”. It is also possible that it derives from a place name such as Belfiore d’Adige (VR) or Montefiorino (MO).|
|These surnames derive directly, through truncated dialectal forms, or through hypocoristic from the Latin cognomen Fiorinus, name, for example, of a general of Julius Caesar.
It is also possible that they derive from the word fiorino, a medieval coin often gilded or silver, used for example in Tuscany of the Medici, perhaps to indicate a particularly well-off condition.
|It could derive from the presence of flowers on its shield, and may also originate in the medieval name Fiorito.|