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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Colacresi


Surnames so rare that they can be considered unique, it is not possible to identify an area of origin, although one can probably identify it in Calabria, a hypothesis on the origin of the name is in a dialectal modification of the Latin term incola Locris (inhabitant of the Locride) and would indicate an origin from the central area of Greece, but it is also possible a derivation from a nickname originated from alterations of the Greek terms kalòs (beautiful, graceful, good) joined to the truncated root of chrysafi (gold), which would imply that the name of the progenitor was beautiful or precious like gold. additions provided by icolasen@virgilio.it The surname Colacresi is very rare as the few people who carry it belong to a single stock, it is specific to the area of Locri and Careri, exactly where the first Greek colonies settled. A hypothesis of a Greek and Latin scholar claims that it derives from COLA (son) and CRESO who was an ancient mythological king. The somatic features of this family are very particular and dissimilar from the common Italian traits. additions provided by Matteo Gangemi - President of the Colocrisi Studies Center The surname Colocrisius of Greek imprint, was quite widespread in the various parishes of the Sambatello area (RC). The Colocrisi family gave the Church some priests, including Don Agostino Colocrisi, born in Diminniti di Sambatello (RC), who died in one of the last days of December 1726. Author of a sacred poem printed in 5 copies at Venice in 1704 on the life of Jesus in 47 songs for a total of 350 octaves. The only copy left in the original is in custody at the Municipal Library of Reggio Calabria. In the administrative field there are mayors, including the one who had a house rebuilt for pilgrims near the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Polsi in Reggio Calabria. In Sambatello there is the via Agostino Colocrisi and, to keep alive the memory of the poet, the A.Colocrisi Study Center was established in 1975 "which carries out cultural activities for the cultural and social elevation of the territory. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Colacresi is surname of Reggio Calabria, it could derive from Cola (Nicola) + Crisis that would be Italianization of the Greek surname Chrysis.

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

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