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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Licari


Licari is a typical Sicilian surname, with maximum concentration in western Sicily in Marsala, excellent spread also in Petrosino and Mazara del Vallo in the Trapani and Palermo areas, the etymological origin is controversial, the first hypothesis is a derivation from the Greek name Licarius, let us remember with this name the Byzantine admiral who conquered the Cycladic islands in 1269 and who became Triarca della Calcide in 1279 until 1296, but could also derive by aphaeresis from the Greek word arcaio alykares (salt worker or salt seller) and subtle than that had been the progenitor's trade, as it could derive from the Greek word lycos (wolf) to indicate that the progenitor was instead a wolf hunter.

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

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