Ficara has a stock in southern Calabria, one between Syracuse and Catania and one between Palermo and Trapani, Ficarra is typical Sicilian, widespread throughout the island, should derive, directly or through dialectal modifications, from the toponym Ficarra (ME), as is could for example deduce from a will of 1354 where among the beneficiaries we read: "... Item legavit Ioanni de Ficarra uncias duas ...", but it is also possible a derivation from a nickname, which later became a name, originated from the Arabic word fakhar (glorious, worthy of all esteem). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Ficarra is a Sicilian surname that comes from the Sicilian dialectal word 'ficarra' = fig tree.
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