Zulli, specific to the Chieti area, in particular of Lanciano and Guardiagrele, Zullini is typical of Salento, Zullo is widespread in Campania, Molise and Puglia, with a stock also in the Messina area, deriving from dialectal modifications of the name Giulio. Famous painter was the painter Gian Pietro Zullo (1557-1619) of Mesagne (BR), in 1700 in Melpignano (LE) is the notary Domenico Zullino. additions provided by Prof. Vito Zullo Regarding my surname Zullo, I must specify (500 copies of documents in my possession) that I followed until 1563, the year in which I found myself in front of a surprise: in one act I could read : "... Francescus Bartolomei de Jacullo vel Zullo ...", that is to say that it was the same person. Subsequently, other acts confirmed the birth of this surname, in any case it was formed as a diminutive of Ja (cullo), for apheresis. Probably the Venetian notary of the time (1563) transformed the c into z. All the Zullos of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies are descended from Bartolomeo Zullo, a native of a village south of the province of Bari. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Zullo is a Pugliese surname but also Calabrese, Neapolitan and Sicilian, comes from the Greek surname "Tsulos". A Giovanbattista Zullo was mayor of Mesagne in 1578. G. Rohlfs, Historical Dictionary of Salento surnames, 1982, p. 276.
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