Langella is a very common surname, with a large Campania nucleus, especially in the Neapolitan and Salerno areas, in Torre del Greco (NA), Naples, Boscoreale (NA) and Scafati and San Marzano sul Sarno (SA), a strain in central-southern Lazio , and strains scattered in the north and in the Sassari area, Lancella has a Roman and a Neapolitan lineage, Langelli and Langello are practically unique and should be due to errors of transcription of the previous one. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Panitaliano but very frequent in Campania and Lazio. It could be the surname of the nickname Langella, which is based on the noun langella, perhaps from the Latin vulgar lancella = saucer, or from the Neapolitan lancella = fishing tool formed by a clay vase, held on the seabed to lure octopuses, orciolo. It could also derive from the homonymous ancient word of the dialect foggiano = clay pitcher to keep the water, or from the name of the surname Lange (Lancia).
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