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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Collacchioni


Collacchi is from Lazio, from Rome, from Gavignano, Colleferro and Segni, Collacchioni is typically Tuscan from San Godenzo in the Florentine and from Prato, these surnames should derive directly or through hypocoristic augmentative forms of nicknames based on the medieval Byzantine term collachium (fortified area) , important was in 1300 the Collachium or castle of Rhodes, area where the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights resided, one could therefore hypothesize a Byzantine origin of the founders or at least that the founders lived in the city Collacchio, with this term, in age late medieval, that part of the fortified cities was identified, such as Rhodes, Malta, but also Lucca, L'Aquila, Gallicano in Lazio and many others, reserved for knights, which could make suppose in some cases the belonging of the families to the nobility military.

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

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