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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cardella


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Cardella is widespread in Sicily, especially in the western part of the island, and in the Palermo area in particular, with strains also in Rome and the Latin, in the Caserta, Neapolitan and Salerno areas, Cardelli is typical of the belt that includes Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio, Cardello, very rare, it is typical Sicilian, from Caltagirone (CT) and Catania and Vittoria (RG), Cardilli has stocks in Rome, in Abruzzo in Massa d`Albe (AQ) and in Spinazzola (BA), Cardillo is widespread in central Lazio, Lazio, Campania and Sicily above all, Cardulli is practically unique, Cardullo has a stock in Castellabate in the Salerno area and an important nucleus in Messina, Palermo and Catania, should all derive from modifications, sometimes dialectal, of hypocoristic forms of the apheresis of the name Riccardo, Accardo or similar, of this use we have an example in a writing of 1363 in Naples: "... coram Cardillo Brancacio de Neapoli said Imbriaco and Masello Brancacio, dicto Imbriaco, eius filío.ex Quon dam nobili muliere dominates Vera Baraballa de Gayeta ... ", in some cases it could derive from nicknames originated from the word tardolatino cardellus (goldfinch, type of songbird).

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


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