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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Picca


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The Picca is almost unique, it has little presence in Genoa and Sardinia, Lapicca, very very rare, has some presence in Liguria and in Sardinia in Carloforte in the Iglesias, should derive from nicknames probably originated from the fact that the founders brought the pike ( a kind of spear bearing a sort of blade at the top), in their activity, probably that of city guards or pikeman soldiers, that is, pike-bearers, often used as a representative body.

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

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There seem to be more stocks, in the Cuneo area, in the Nuoro area, in the Bari area, in the Caserta area and in the Lazio region, it could derive from a nickname linked to being a pike bearer (medieval weapon), but it is also possible that in some cases it derives from nicknames linked to word pica (magpie).

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


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