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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Concu


Concu is widespread throughout Sardinia, in particular in the central-southern one in Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena in the Cagliari area, in San Gavino Monreale, Sanluri and Samassi in the Medio Campidano, Gonnostramatza and Oristano in the Oristano area and in Nuoro, it derives from the Sardinian dialectal term conca which means head. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas CONCU; from the Latin concha or even better from the Greek ?????? (Concos). Concu in Logudorese is the part of the pig's head, cooked separately. In Nuoro su concu is the wooden trough to feed the pig. Cuncu o concu is also a voice of respect, with the meaning of uncle, lord, master, which according to some scholars derives from the Catalan conco, with the same meaning. In our opinion it derives more directly from the Greek ?????? in the meaning of "progenitor" of a family of landowners. But let's not forget that the Catalan conco comes from the same Greek word. Among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, * LPDE of 1388 we find: Conchu Nicolao, ville Selluri (Seddòri - Sanluri); Conco Petro, jurato villas Turri (today's Turri - Contrate Marmille). Currently Concu is present in 133 Italian Municipalities, of which 65 of Sardigna. Cagliari has the largest number with 97, followed by San Gavino Monreale (67), Sanluri (50), etc.

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

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