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Ceraldi has a stock in the Caserta area especially in Mondragone, Sessa Aurunca and Carinola and in Naples, one in the Potentino area in Pietragalla and Potenza and one in San Mauro Marchesato in the Crotone area, Ceraldo, practically unique, is probably due to a transcription error of the previous one, just as Ciraldi, equally unique, while Ciraldo, typically Sicilian, from Bronte in the Catania area, should be a dialectal variation, all these surnames should derive from the Provençal term charaut (mignotta), may also derive from the Greek word kerayles (wind instrument player used to draw people's attention), to indicate perhaps that the progenitor made the auctioneer, but the term ceraldo in ancient times also meant trickster, ciurmadore deriving from the Greek cheraos (horned, referring to the devil). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli According to G. Rohlfs the Lucanian surname Ceraldi, also present in Calabria and Naples, is a variant of the surname GIRALDI attested in the same areas, which comes from the Germanic personal Geroaldus, documented in the X century in France and became the surname Giraud.

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

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