Surnames Abate, Labate, Abatedaga, Abatantuono
Abate, Abbate, Abà, Abbà, Dell’Abbate, Degli Abbati, L’Abate, Labate, Labbate, Labà, Abatèllo, Abatèlli, Abatino, Abatini, Abbalèo, Abatangelo, Abatantuono, Abategianni, Abatescianni, Abatelillo, Abaterusso, Abaticola
All these surnames can be found written with a b or double bb
They are all surnames derived from the religious title abate / abbate (in Northern Italy abà or abbà), = abbot and are related to the family of a prelate, an abbot, a superior of a monastery belonging to certain Christian religious orders called abbey .
It is also usually applied to the one entertained at a party, to the one who directs the dance at a popular party. 1
Abatangelo: Abate + Angelo
Abantantuono: Abate + Antonio
Abategianni: Abbé + Gianni
Abatecola, Abbatecola, Abbatecola, Abbaticola of the family of Abbé Nicola
Abatemattei, Abatematteo, Abbatemattei, Abbatematteo must all derive from the fact that the progenitor of the family was a prelate, probably Orthodox 2, called Matthew = Matteo.
Abaterusso, Abbaterusso must derive from the fact that the father was a prelate, probably Orthodox and also red-haired.
Abatescianni, Abatiscianni, Abbatescianna, Abbatescianni, Abbatiscianni: union between abbot and the medieval name Scianni (dialectal form of Gianni), indicating belonging to the family of an abbot – almost certainly orthodox – called Scianni (see Abategiovanni).3