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Subject: Re: COURIC and GARAGIORA's origin and meaning
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: January 10, 2018 at 8:30:16 AM
Reply to: Re: COURIC and GARAGIORA's origin and meaning by Lepic
Just a thought -
I wonder if Garagiola might derive from a regional pronunciation of the surname Caracciolo? I've seen two explanations of this latter name:
1. That it is from a forename base on the word Caro, 'dear'.
2. That it is from a word meaning 'snail', and possibly a nickname for a slow moving person.
The distribution of the surname Garagiola is limited to Northern Italy, particularly the Milan district.
http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo-viaggi-e-tradizioni-italia?cognome=Garagiola&x=25&y=15#.WlY9lcsV_OE
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