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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Policastro


Policastri is specific to Corigliano Calabro in the Cosentino, Policastro is widespread in the area Campano, Lucano, Pugliese, in particular in the Salerno to San Gregorio Magno and Salerno, and to Andria in Bari, should derive from Toponyms as Policastro Bussentino in Salerno or Petilia Policastro in Crotonese, but it is also possible that derive from locations detectable by the presence of a large castle from the Greek Polukastron. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Policastri, Policastro is surname Campania and Pugliese. It comes from the name Policastro Bussentino (SA) fraction of Santa Marina. Historical name. Policastro, Greek ' Palaiòs-Kastron ' (according to the Rohlfs), latin ' castrum ' = "Ancient Castle". Another hypothesis: From ' polis ' and ' Kastron '

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

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