Cilla has a stock in the Foggia area in San Paolo Di Civitate and Poggio Imperiale and one in the Potentino area in Genzano Di Lucania, Cilli seems to have a nucleus in Abruzzo, particularly in San Salvo (CH) and Montesilvano (PE) and a stock in the Bari area, Cillo it has stumps in the Neapolitan, Avellino, Potentino and Apulia regions, De Cillis is decidedly Apulian, especially from Bari, Bisceglie and Trani, but also from Foggia, Brindisi and Lecce, De Cillo is almost unique, Di Cillo, quite rare, has a strain in Ripamolisani in the campobassano and one in Bari, they should all derive, directly or through patronymic forms in De or Di from the Greek name Cilla. Traces of this surname can be found in the Pescara area since the 1700s. Supplements provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cilli may have the name Cilli, an ancient Italic people subjected to the Japigi, ancient inhabitants of the Apulian region, or the toponym Cilla, ancient. twelfth century medieval city, or Celje, a Slovenian city NE of Ljubljana or the Greek adjective Kýllos = curved, crooked, crooked, crippled. Minervini 148.
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