Balestrieri Family History
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Balestrieri Name Meaning
Italian: occupational name from balestriere ‘crossbowman’, ‘crossbow maker’, from Latin ballistarius ‘catapult maker’ (see Balestra). De Felice notes that the -ieri suffix shows the influence of Old French balestrier ‘crossbowman’, owing to the importance of these troops in the Angevin militias in southern Italy in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Balistreri, Balestra, Ballester, Altieri, Balestreri, Tesoriero