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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cella


Present throughout Italy, Cella has at least three strains, one in the Venezie region, one in the area between the provinces of Genoa and Parma and between Piacenza and Lodi, spread throughout the Celli peninsula and particularly concentrated in the center, Celotti is distributed in patches of leopard and it could have more areas of origin, certainly one is in the Ravenna area and one in the Udine area, Celotto has a nucleus in the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone and one in the Neapolitan area. These surnames can have different origins, ranging from the derivation of nicknames related to toponyms such as Cella (RE) - (FO), Celle (RA), Celle sul Rigo (SI) and others, to nicknames related to the trade of the innkeeper, in latin cellarius (cantiniere) that is who was assigned to the wine cell (cellar), to diminutives of names or nicknames like Simoncelli, Monicelli. additions provided by Andrea Ferreri He probably has the apheretic hypochoristic Cello of names like Baroncello, Simoncello, etc. Or toponyms of the Cella and Celle type, widespread throughout the national territory. In other cases it may still be a variant of Celi, a hypothetic apheresis of Miceli, a variant of Michele. The surname is widespread in central-northern Italy with greater frequency in Emilia Romagna (Rimini), Tuscany (Florence, Lucca and Arezzo) and Lazio (Rome).

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

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