Cardellicchio has a stock in the area between Avellino, Foggia and Potenza, in Lacedonia and Calabritto in the Avellino area in particular, and one in Taranto and Massafra in the Taranto area, it should derive from a double hypocoristic form of the name Viscardo or Riccardo probably brought by the progenitor, but it is also possible that it derives from an unspecified dialectal nickname. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cardellicchio is the surname Lucan which means 'goldfinch'. Source: G. Rohlfs. Historical dictionary of surnames in Lucania, 1985.
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