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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Italian
Other Forms FormsAlfier (Venetian), Alferi (Sicilian), Alfero (Piedmontese), Allieri (Lombardic), Aufiero (Campanian, Neapolitan, Salerno, Avellino), Alfiere, Alliero, Auferio

Meaning & History

From Italian alfiere "standard-bearer, ensign", ultimately from Arabic فارس (al-faris) "horseman, rider; knight, cavalier". May alternately derive from the Germanic given name Adalfarus, meaning "noble journey".
Added 4/15/2023 by jocatchi