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Starace is typical of the Neapolitan with strains also in the Foggiano, in the area of Gargano and along the Gulf of Manfredonia, and in Lecce, Staraci, almost unique, is due to errors of transcription of the previous, Storace has a main strain in Genoa and one perhaps not secondary to Sant'Antimo (NA) and Sessa Aurunca (CE), Storaci would be specific to Syracuse although it has a strain in Cinisi (PA), should be derived from nicknames originated from the Latin word storax storacis (shrub of Middle Eastern origin, cultivated also in Italy that It produces a resin used in ancient times in perfumery and medicine), would be to indicate probably the profession of alchemist or perfumer. Integrations provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Storace is present in Liguria, Lazio, but also in Lucania (in Trecchina), Barese, Tarentino and Neapolitan. It is variant of sarace. Petros Stavrakis in 1203 in Calabria; See. Stavrakis Cogn. In Greece: from Gr. ' Stavròs ' = cross. Source, G. Rohlfs: Historical Dictionary of Surnames in Lucania, 1985

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