Very rare, it would seem from the Vicenza area, it could derive from the name of the river of the same name. additions provided by Gabriele Farronato At the end of the XVIIth century, numerous Swiss, coming from the upper Adda valley, found work in Bassano and also in other Veneto cities as zoccolai or ciabattini. from these people developed the surname Adda indicating their place of origin. additions provided by Aldo Piglia The entire river basin of the Adda is in Italian territory, with the exception of Val Poschiavina. When G. Farronato speaks of Swiss from the upper valley of the Adda in the seventeenth century, perhaps it refers to the Bormini who, at that time, together with the rest of the Valtellina, were subject to the dominion of the Swiss Gray Leagues. It should also be noted that Prof. Remo Bracchi in his note about the surname Borromini writes that "bormin or boromin means" the craftsman who works leather manufacturing bellows and who also prepares sieves and various tools ". worth "bormino". From Bormio and its valleys many ciabattini left in the past centuries, heading for the canton of Ticino and the canton of Grigioni, in the Bresciano and in the Bergamasco, in the Val d'Intelvi, in the Como and in the Varese area. abbot P. Monti, in almost all the Bormio houses there was a bank of cobblers ".
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