Of great importance to the formation of southern Italian surnames, especially in Calabria, were the centuries-old contributions of the Greek language in the region.
Arampi (shiny one), Amendria (almond), Amso (coarse, rough), Andidero (return), Angelon (messenger), Alcudi (little bear), Algrio (silver coin), Athina (comb), Azara (fisherman) ;
Bambace (cotton), Barilla (cotton), Buccafurri (fired mouth);
Caccamo (Great Shepherd Boiler), Caliciuri (Good Lord), Calogero (Monaco), Calanna (Good Anna), Cal di (Good), Camini (Furnace), Cananzi (My Favorite), Cannatà (Maker of Chalk Pots), Cannav Ca (gray), Cannistra (cauliflower maker), Cardia (heart), Caridi (walnuts), Cartellà (man who makes and sells baskets), Cartolaro (Castle’s office official), Catona (tent), Catricalà (sort) Ceraso (cherry), Chiofalo (stubborn), Chilà (man with big lips), Chinig tra (hunter), Chiriaco (lord’s), Chiriatti (lord sarto), Chiric Cat (priest), Cilea ( belly), Codispoti (lord of ca sa), Comerci (taxes, customs), Comi (Byzantine dignitary), Cond (short), Crea (meat), Crisaphi (gold), Crisafi (gold), Crisarà (who makes ) sells seedlings), kulpi (cut), kundali (short), curatra (herd head), curia (barber). Curmaci (log), Cutella (spoon maker), Cuzzocrea (made of minced meat);
Dascola (master), Dattola (fingers);
Facciolà (one who makes or sells tissue for the head), Fagà (one who eats a lot), Falcomatà (cauldron), Fallà (sedge forest), Fant (sees), Farace (sculpture), Fasci (drinks), Filast bos (amulet), Filocalo (beauty lover), Floccari (chioccia), Foti (luce), Fotia (fire), Frega (well), Furnari (baker);
Galata (dairy), Galip ce (difficult); Gerace (sparviero);
Lakaria (Walnut Tree), Lagana (Vegetable Vendor), Lagano (Cabbage), Ranata (Seller of Animal Skins), Laldi (Lardo), Lauria (Small Dog), Leandro (Saint), Riano (Skinny), Likari (wolf), Lico (wolf), Logoteta (administrator), Loj I was (old);
Macrì (long), Macellari BUTCHER Magaraci (big river), Malacrin ci (brown), Mallamace (gold), Mallamo (gold), Mammì (liver), Manag Ma (Monaco), Mandaglio (small key), Manglaviti (body) Byzantine officers serving as guards o), Manti (fortune teller), Malafioti (place of fennel), Megare (large), Melia (Frassino), Melisari (beekeeper), Messineus (of Messina), Mezzotello (major), Milaglia (admiral) ) ), Miraluki (military high rank, general), Monarch (with one testicle), Music Mi (musical);
Natoli (eastern), Nistic ), (fasting);
Pachì (Fat), Palamara (Gomena), Pangallo (Very Good), Papalia (Elijah Priest), Papasidero (Isidoro Priest), Pedace (Child), Pedullà (Butterfly), Pelican id (Green Lizard), Pennestrì (Grim Reaper) ), Piria (red-breasted), Piromalli (red-haired), Piscopo (bishop), Pitasi (hat), Polyphroni (long-standing), Politan (urban), Politi (citizen), Practical molti (active), Pristerà (place of Columbus), Privitera (priest), Prochilo (manual), Puja (earth wind), Puterà (glassmaker);
Rhodanus (red), Rodin (red), Rodotà (full of roses), Roman ( (Rome), Romeo (from Rome), Rudi (Meragran);
Sbano (not shaved), Scalì (step), Schimizzi (ugly), Schir (hard), Scirt (crooked), Scordo (garlic), Scutella (leek maker), Sgro (curly), Sindona sheet), Sirti (oven tirabrace), Sismo (earthquake), Sorgona (manufacturer of the great high roads to keep your bread), Span tener (shave), Spinà (cuneo), Stratic ò (military chief);
Tambo (disturbed), Trimarchi (legion leader), Tripepi (worthy of God), Tripodi (tripod), Triveli (poor).
Villari (manly member);
Zangari (footstool), Zema (chick), Zerbi (left-handed), Zimmaro (goat), Z’inghinì (relative), Zuccala (ceramist).
Greek suffixes are very common and say they come from a place. Do the following:
– This year: Romano, Serrano.
– eo: Cotroneus (of Croton), Mesineus (of Messina), Romeo (of Rome).
– itano: Jeracitan (from Gerace), Locritano (from Locri), Militan (from Melito (RC) or Mileto (CZ) (?), Reitan (from Reggio), Riggitano (from Reggios), Tarsitan (from Tarsia), Votano from) (from Boba).
– oti: Chiaravalloti (from Chiaravalle), Geracioti (from Gerace), Liparoti (from Lipari), Ringillacioti (from Squillace), Seminaroti (from Seminara).
– iti: Bruzanite (from Bruzzano), Catanzalite (from Catanzaro), Mammorite (from Mammora), Palermite (from Palermo), Tavernite (from Taverna).
These derive from where, as mentioned above, the suffix -à (with the thoron accent, Greek as) indicates the work of the ancestors.
Barillà (barrel making), Cutellà (spoon making), Laganà (vegetable vendor), Scutellà (vessel making), Zuccalà (pot)
On the other hand, surnames with airy designs are of unknown Greek origin.
Kuppari, Gulnari, Rikari, Mukkali, Sukurari, Shikrari (bucket maker), Sukrapari. They seem to belong to the original, indigenous and independent Greece.
During the 7th and 8th centuries, the formation of surnames in Italy seems to have reached a definite state.
[Source: Mimmo Co-Spouses]
Rohlfs supported direct descendants from the colonization carried out by Elleni, who emigrated at the time of the Magna G Pray, based on the rich dialect material he had amassed in the far south of Italy.
Among his works we remember:
“Magna Greek Language Slave” (1934);
・”Dictionary of Three Calabrian Dialects” (1932-39);
・”Southern Greek Etymological Dictionary” (1930), reprinted in 1964.
Along Stato Magna Grecia – Due Sicily.
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