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Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. een-FAHN-te
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 2/9/2017
From infante literally "child", but in Spain also a title borne by the eldest sons of noblemen before they inherited, and in particular by the son of the king of Castile; thus the surname probably originated either as a nickname for one of a lordly disposition or as an occupational name for a member of the household of an infante.