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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lucci


Lucci is widespread throughout the center and in the province of Caserta, it could have a secondary stock in the province of Milan, Luccio, much more rare, it would seem specific to the Neapolitan, of Torre del Greco, the derivation is doubtful, as they could derive from nicknames linked to episodes concerning fish, which is not very likely, or derive from dialectal alterations of the Latin nomen Lucius. additions suggested by Andrea Manni In addition to the aforementioned Latin praenomen Lucius, according to another hypothesis the surname Lucci could derive from the Latin name Luccius (archaic form: Lucceius), attested in the imperial age as a surname. In fact, many linguists consider Lucius and Luccius to be two distinct and separate names (AE Castellani Saggi in Italian linguistics and philology and romance 1946-1976, 1980 p. 97). This hypothesis could concern above all the central-southern strains; the presence of the surname Luccius (Lucceius) in Roman times is in fact attested (MR Torelli, Benevento romana, 2002 p. 396) in Campania (Pompeii, Capua, Pozzuoli, Cuma, Benevento), in Sulmona (Abruzzo), in Lucera (Puglia ), while evidence of a Luccia gens was also found in Ascoli (Marche), near Orte and Cassino (Lazio). As a third hypothesis, in addition to the Latin names Lucius and Luccius, the surname Lucci could also derive from Luccio as apheresis of the pet names Bertoluccio, Bartaluccio, Paoluccio, Belluccio, Carluccio, Nicoluccio. Endorsements that have given birth to surnames such as Bertolucci, Bartalucci, Paolucci, Bellucci, Carlucci, Nicolucci etc ... We cannot exclude the hypothesis that the surname Lucci may also derive from some toponyms present in central Italy between Tuscany, the Marche, Umbria and Lazio (considering that in some cases the opposite could be true, the toponym derived from the surname): Monte Luccio on the border between the provinces of Arezzo and Pesaro-Urbino,

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

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