Coccia Family History
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Coccia Name Meaning
in Sicily and Calabria, possibly a nickname from cuccìa, denoting a gruel of boiled wheat mixed with oil, milk and sugar, or honey (from medieval Greek kokkion, ancient Greek kokkos ‘grain’, ‘seed’), or alternatively, an occupational name for a cereal grower, from medieval Greek kokkias, from kokkion ‘wheat’ + the occupational suffix -as. nickname for someone with a large, hard, or otherwise remarkable head, from medieval Italian coccia ‘head’ (earlier ‘shell’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press