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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Scifo


SCIFO

Scifo is typically Sicilian, widespread mainly in Ragusano in Scicli, Vittoria, Modica, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Pozzallo, Comiso and Ragusa, in Syracuse, Noto, Siracusa and Rosolini, and in the Agrigentino in Aragon, Agrigento and Raffadali, in Palermo, Catania and San Cataldo in Nisseno, should derive from a nickname originated from the Greek word?????? , Skifòs (Cup, cup, Vase), nickname probably originated from the craft of Potter carried out by the founder.

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


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