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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ercolani


Ercolani is typical of the large central belt that includes Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria and Lazio, it should derive from the Latin name Herculanus (dedicated to Hercules), we remember with this name the Perugian saint Ercolano, who died in 547 martyred during the Gothic wars by Totila (king of the Ostrogoths), Herculaneum is also the patron saint of the city of Perugia, to whose devotion it is easy to have been dedicated the names of the founders of that area and of the nearby areas.

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

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Heraldic Search Last name: Ercolani

Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Baroni - Conti
Language of the text: Italiano

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