Corliano, almost unique, is from the Lecce area, it should be a variant of the surname Corlianò, much more widespread, present in particular in Calimera in the Lecce area, where it is also present in Martano, Lecce and Melendugno, it also has a strain in Brindisi. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the term corlianò, which, in Greek dialect, has the meaning of coriglianese, from Corigliano d'Otranto (in the province of Lecce): it should be noted, in fact, that Corigliano d 'Otranto - once known as Corliano - is a Greek municipality belonging to the so-called Grecìa Salentina, an area of Salento that, historically, has been subject to a strong Greek influence (still, in this area of Puglia, it remains alive the griko or Greek dialect). In conclusion, therefore, it is a question of the surnames of ethnic nicknames attributed to the founders.
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