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Looking for information on TOTIRE

Postby Totire » 19 Mar 2004, 23:29

Looking for information on TOTIRE, originating in the Bari area.

I heard it was a variant of TOTARO. Was this name possibly based on "Saint Theodore of Tyre"? I understand this was a popular saint among certain populations of that region.

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Re: Looking for information on TOTIRE

Postby suanj » 20 Mar 2004, 06:22

Totire wrote:Looking for information on TOTIRE, originating in the Bari area.

I heard it was a variant of TOTARO. Was this name possibly based on "Saint Theodore of Tyre"? I understand this was a popular saint among certain populations of that region.



Totaro surname, tipicallysurname of Bari and Brindisi area, has origin from diminutive italian first name Teodoro, coming from greek name Theodorus ( from language contraction contractio totorus)
formed from greek words: theòs = God, and dóron = gift, therefore means "gift of God"; really Saint Theodore of Tyre has popular devotion in Brindisi town (near Bari town)..
Totire is an version, misspelled in the past, of original Totaro surname..
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