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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Colace


COLACCI | COLACE | COLACI | COLACINO

Colacci seems specific to Bojano in the Campobasso area, Colace, quite rare, has a stock in the Taranto area, one in Vibo Valentia and one in the Neapolitan area, Colaci has a nucleus in Puglia, especially in the southern extremity of Salento and a lineage between Vibo Valentia and Acquaro still in the Vibo area, Colacino is typically Calabrese, from Catanzaro and Catanzaro to Tiriolo, Marcellinara and Lamezia Terme, and from Crotone to Cutro, Crotone and Verzino, they should derive, directly or through hypochoristic forms, from apheresis modifications in the Greek name Nicolaus , the aci termination is a modification of the Greek hypocoristic suffix akion, akis, but it is also possible, in some cases, that it may be a derivation from a nickname originating from the Greek word kolax (adulator). We find traces of these surnames in the second half of the 1300s in Soleto (LE) with the architect Francesco Colaci da Surbo, builder in 1397 of the spire of the Orsini, the most famous Romanesque-Gothic monument in Soleto.

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


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