Where does the symbol @ come from?

from Arabic
from Greek
from Latin
this symbol was created for the needs of e-mail
The sign comes from a Latin ligature re­plac­ing in the medieval and Re­nais­sance com­mer­cial manuscripts the word "at" - and denoting the re­cip­i­ent of the par­cel.He first appeared in 1448 in a document with a register of wheat de­liv­er­ies from the Kingdom of Castile to the Kingdom of Aragón.

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flagUkraine
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2
flagNorway
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1
flagSeychelles
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1
flagAustria
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50%
2
flagPoland
17%
13%
25%
43%
199
flagUnknown
12%
18%
18%
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16
flagthe United Kingdom
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33%
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66%
3
flagthe United Arab Emirates
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1
flagthe Netherlands
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1
flagSri Lanka
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1
flagSwitzerland
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1
flagthe United States
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1
flagJamaica
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flagAustralia
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flagRussia
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flagAlbania
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Gender

men23%
women33%
from Arabic
23%
18%
from Greek
10%
14%
from Latin
23%
33%
this symbol was created for the needs of e-mail
43%
33%

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