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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ecca


Ecca is typically Sardinian, of the south-western part of the island, of Villacidro, Gonnosfanadiga and Arbus in the Medio Campidano and of San Sperate and Elmas in the Cagliari area, it should derive from a nickname originated from the Sardinian Campidanese term ècca (gate). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ECCA: ecca, gècca, jècca, in Campidano; yàcca, yàga, iacca in other parts of the island is the gate of the rustic farms or even of the courtyards of the houses: in wood or iron, generally in slats; while the closed gate is called on portabi or portali or portal = gate, portal. In Latin iacca. In the mountain passes it is synonymous with enna, genna (see Enna). The entry, in the various exits, is present as a toponym in the whole territory of Sardinia. It is present as a surname in ancient documents of the language and history of Sardinia. Among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, LPDE of 1388, are: Eccha (de) Joanne, ville de Sancto Gavino. (*

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

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