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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cilea


Cilea, very very rare, is specific to Reggio Calabria, Cilia instead is decidedly Sicilian, widespread throughout the island, although with maximum concentration in the Ragusa area, they could derive, directly or through dialectal modifications, for apheresis with the Latin name Caecilia, cognomen of the Gens Metilia, we remember Santa Cecilia martyred in the year 232. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cilìa is a Calabrese and Sicilian surname that comes from the Greek dialect of the area of Bova in Calabria: cilìa = belly (from the Greek ?????).

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

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