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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Creta


Crete is typical of Viterbo, Vasanello and Gallese and Rome, with a stock also in Cusano Mutri and San Salvatore Telesino in Benevento and Pietravairano in Caserta, and one in Lucera in Foggia, Cretaio, absolutely rare, could be from Terni, should derive from the profession of clay or clay extractor, both for building uses and for sculpture, carried out by the founders, for the Campano and Pugliese lineage it could also be hypothesized an origin from the ancient name of the city of Crete, it could then be considered founders, citizens of the Republic of Venice, forced to flee from the island of Crete, a Venetian dominion, following the invasion by the Turks in 1669.

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

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