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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Citarella


Cetarelli is unique and is an altered form of Citarelli, which has a stock in Naples and one in Foggia and Bari, Citarella is a typically southern surname, with a Campano lineage, particularly in the Salerno area of Nocera Inferiore, with significant presence also in Nocera Superiore and Pagani, in Naples and Mugnano of Naples, one in Aversa in the Caserta area and one in Benevento, and a Pugliese stock in Bari, Citarello is practically unique, Cittarelli, very rare, is specific to Terracina in the Latin, Cittarello, extremely rare, would seem of the Maceratese, Citaredo, almost unique, would appear to be from Campania, all these surnames should derive from the trade of citaredo (cetra player, from the Latin term cithara), but could also derive from the many names of places that took their name from the presence of a temple or of a statue of the Citarea Venus, it is also possible that in some cases they derive from a hypocoristic form of the name, medieval nickname Citara, we find traces of these co denominations in Naples in the second half of the 1500s with the Marionate family of the Citarellas.

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

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