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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cacopardo


CACOPARDI | CACOPARDO

Cacopardi is absolutely rare and it is almost certainly a matter of transcription errors of the most widespread Cacopardo which is specific to the north-eastern coast of Sicily, Messina, Taormina, Gallodoro, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos and Casalvecchio Siculo in the Messina and Catania areas, could derive from a nickname or playful nickname, but it is also possible, if not even more probable, a derivation from a nickname composed by the Greek term kakò (bad, ferocious) and the term pardos (panther), if we consider that in medieval times the Saracens were also called with the epithet of panthers, one could hypothesize a Saracen origin of the progenitor. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cacopardo is a surname from eastern Sicily that comes from the modern Greek 'kakòkardos' = afflicted, sad. Rohlfs 36.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/


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