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Colavita is typical of the Campobasso area, of Sant'Elia a Pianisi in particular, with good presences also in Termoli, Campobasso and Colletorto, and in Foggia, Colaviti is almost unique, it would seem Venetian as Colavitti which has a nucleus in Teglio Veneto and Concordia Sagittaria Venetian, with presences also in the Bari area, Colavitto has a stock between San Michele al Tagliamento (VE) and Latisana (UD) and one in Monopoli (BA), Colavito is decidedly Apulian, from Bari, Gravina In Puglia, Grumo Appula, Barletta, Bari and Cassano Delle Murge with stumps also in Taranto and in the Taranto area, they should all derive from the compound name Nicola and Vito or Vittorio, the surnames should be born from progenitors with that type of compound names formed by the apheresis of the first and by the truncation of the second, but in some cases it could also derive from a reduction of the name Nicola and from the union with the medieval cognomen Vitellius and would therefore be for those of Nicola dei Vitelii.

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


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