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Meaning of name

Postby antonio43 » 10 Nov 2005, 17:35

Hello,

I'm looking for the signification of the name , originary from Basilicata:
CHIUMMIENTO, CERALDI(or CIRALDI), SALANDRA, VACCARO

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Re: Meaning of name

Postby suanj » 10 Nov 2005, 20:18

Hi about:
- CHIUMMIENTO( also in version ChiuMiento) coming from dialectal word "Chiummo"=lead... saying of an person or an fact very boring..

-SALANDRA meaning "inhabitant of Salandra town; for Salandra word are 2 versions:
-the first that this name coming from 2 greek word: Thalassa +andros= sea of men ( about the greek's presence in south Italy)
-from greek mythology: Acheloo river that was son of Ocean(sea); Acheloo in the fight against Ercole, become an dredge coiled.. so the river in (Salandra town currently) area was called "Salandrella", identifying the coiled river like Acheloo: Acheloo Andros(Acheloo's men) so in the time Acheloo Andros.....become Salandra...

-VACCARO coming from the profession of cow boy; the cow in Italian is VACCA ..

-CERALDI or CIRALDI no most infos, only the suggestion that most probable is an mistaken version of GIRALDI surname that coming from Gérald french first ( the french was in Italy for many years) name or Giraldus...


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