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CAZZA | CAZZETTA

Cazza, practically unique, is from the Lecce area, Cazzetta is a typically Apulian surname, distributed in the Matera area, the Bari area, in the Taranto area in particular, in the Brindisi area and in the Lecce area, with some presence also in Sicily, Palermo and Nisseno and Catania, should derive directly or through a diminutive, from the medieval Latin term caza (metal ladle, casserole), an instrument used mainly by alchemists and herbalists in the preparation of their mixtures; it could therefore be assumed that these were the professions of the founders.

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


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