Usage Late Roman
Other Forms FormsRestutus
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 1/26/2019
Roman cognomen which was derived from Latin restitutus meaning "replaced, restored" as well as "revived", itself ultimately derived from the Latin verb restituo meaning "to replace, to restore" and "to revive".This name was in use throughout the Roman Empire, but it was especially common in North Africa, where it may have been a rough Latin translation of the Phoenician name B'LŠLM or Baalshillem meaning "Ba'al has given in exchange (for a deceased child)".