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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Castracani


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Extremely rare both, Castracane seems to have in addition to a Neapolitan lineage also an origin in central Italy, Castracani would appear to be of the area between Tuscany and Marche, deriving from nicknames linked to a trade or a military activity, traces of this surname can be found in 1300, in the Life of Castruccio Castracani Niccolò Macchiavelli writes: "... the Castracani family is numbered among the noble families of the city of Lucca, ..."

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


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