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Ciccolella has a stock in Formia in Latin and Rome, one in Naples, but the main nucleus is in Puglia in Molfetta and in the rest of Bari, Ciccolelli, almost unique, is due to a wrong transcription of the previous one, Cicolella is specific to Foggia and Cerignola in the Foggia area. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Ciccolella, which, in archaic onomastics, seems to be born from a hypocoristic name of Cicca (popular abbreviation of Francesca): this hypothesis, in effect, considers the suffix - olella as a double hypocoristic (-ola + -ella), but, to tell the truth, it must be said that this ending is not at all common in Italian surnames (although grammatically there is no error). More probably, then, the Ciccolella staff was born from the union between the names Cicca and Colella (apheresis of Nicolella), bearing in mind that, at one time, the name Colella was very widespread in southern and central-southern Italy (see Colella). In conclusion, therefore, we are dealing with the surnames of personal names of the founders, even if, in hindsight, it is not excluded that Ciccolella is equally a man's name (the exit in-it, in this sense, could reflect the suffix - a of the name Nicola, which, as is known, is a mainly masculine name in Italy, at least in its basic and not hypocoristic form).

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

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