Curci is typical of the southern peninsular, of Puglia in particular and of the Neapolitan, with a possible Lombard but originally Venetian lineage, Curcio is more widespread throughout southern Campania, Calabria and Sicily, it derives from nicknames originating from dialect words that can mean both short (low in stature), and the female sexual organ, in Pugliese curciu. Trace of this surname we find in Paternopoli (AV) in 1600 with Giacomo Curcio Procurator of the Chapel of the Rosary of the local church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Venice always in 1600 we find the luthier Zuanne Curci. additions provided by Giuseppe Curcio curcio or curci in the dialect of Pedace (CS), where I have traces of relatives since the 1700s, means short and fat together and also indicates the not grafted chestnuts, which are just short and barges, also some forms of fingernails are called so.
Locurcio is specific of the Foggia area, Lo Curcio is Sicilian or more properly Palermo, Lo Curto, decidedly Sicilian, has the highest concentration in the south-western part of the island, particularly in the Palermo area, Locurto is absolutely rare and should be due to errors in transcription of the previous, they should all derive from nicknames related to the dialectal word curcio or curto (short, low in stature).
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