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Last name almost disappeared. additions provided by Fabio Paolucci Candìla is today a very rare, perhaps unique, surname present in the municipalities of Rome, Naples and Salerno: it is precisely in the Salernitan, in the Cilento, where in all probability in the past the surname was more widespread, that should be searched for its origins. The term candìla which forms the surname is a dialectal variant of the word candle: as for the surnames Candeloro, Candelora and Candiloro, diffused mostly in Sicily and southern Calabria, also the cognominal form Candìla was in my opinion generated by the surname of Candeloro, a name given to infants born on the day of the religious festival of Candelora or of the Purification of the Virgin Mary, a popular festival during which candles and candles were blessed in the past, from which candelorum was celebrated, which were then lit to ask for thanks and protection.

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

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