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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Scillia


SCILLIA

Scillia is typical of Enna, of Capizzi in the Messina and of Racalmuto in the Agrigentino, could derive from the Gens Silia, although it is possible a connection of a nickname with the Latin word Scylla (rock). Additions provided by Roberto Scillia The origin of the surname is Greek: the Greek historian Herodotus narrates the exploits of a Greek diver named Scillia of Sicione, Scillia was also one of the many names with which he was called in Ancient Greece the god Dionysus (the Bacchus of Latini).

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


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