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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Celauro


Celauro is Sicilian, from Agrigento and Palermo, Ceraolo is typical of Messina, of Gioiosa Marea, Piraino, Capo d'Orlando, Messina, SantʻAngelo di Brolo, Brolo and Patti, Ceraulo would seem typical of Palermo, with a small stock also in the Catania area, Ceravoli, it would seem unique, is probably due to a transcription error of Ciaravolo which is specific to Campania, in particular the Neapolitan, Torre del Greco, Naples and Portici, Ceravolo is typically Calabrian, of the Reggio area above all of Bovalino and Feroleto of the Church, but is also very present in Catanzaro, Soriano Calabro (VV) and Cirò Marina in the Crotone area, it also has a stock in Palermo, Cilauro, extremely rare, is from the south of Sicily, Ciravolo is also Sicilian from Palermo and Giuliana in the Palermo area, Campobello di Mazara in the Trapani area and Paternò in the Catania area, Ciraolo is always Sicilian, especially from Messina and Messina, but with stocks also in the Agrigento area of Grotte and Cianciana, Ciraulo has a small or strain in the Cosenza area, but seems to always be typical of Sicily, in particular Palermo and Palermo, should all derive from nicknames originated from the archaic term ceraulo or ciraulo which means both snake charmer and trickster, in turn derived from the Greek word keraùles (flute player, charmer), in the 1400s the waxuli or celauri or serpari, defended the cattle from the bites of the snake, therefore these surnames could also derive from the trade of serparo played by the progenitors.

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

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