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CUTROPIA | CUTRUPIA

Cutropia and Cutrupia are specific to the Messina area, in particular to Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, the former also has a stock in Milazzo the latter at Terme Vigliatore, traces of these surnames can be found with the Archpriest Cutropia in the early 1700s in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto , could derive, directly or through a hypocoristic, from the Greek word kostropòs (in the manner of Kos or even from Kos the Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese), probably indicating its origin by the progenitors, according to another hypothesis they would derive instead of nicknames based on the dialectal term cutrùpu (small jug).

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


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