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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Adorno


Adorna has a small stock in the Verbanese area in Villette and a more consistent one in Catania, Adornetti is specific to Acri nel Cosentino, Adornetto has a stock at Belvedere Marittimo in the Cosenza area and one in the Catania area at Misterbianco, Catania, Maletto and Santa Venerina Palermo, Adornato is specific to Reggio, Cittanova, Rizziconi, Maropati and Locri, and to Messina, with a stock also in Genoa, Adorni has a large Emilian stock in Parma, but is also present in the Parma area in Felino, Fidenza, Sala Baganza, Colorno, Sorbolo, Fornovo di Taro and Collecchio, and in nearby Tuscany in Aulla in the Massese, in Camaiore in the Lucca and in Livorno, Adorno has a Genoese and a Sicilian lineage, particularly in the Syracuse area in Syracuse, Floridia, Sortino, Solarino and Noto, in Porto Empedocle in the Agrigento, Messina and Palermo, should derive from the medieval names Adornus, Adornatus and Adornectus which is a hypocoristic form, the meaning of these names was the auspicious one to be his own adorned child (adorned) with both physical and moral qualities. We recall with these surnames the merchant Gabriele Adorno who was Doge of Genoa from 1363 to 1370 and Antoniotto I and Antoniotto II ° Adorno Dogi of Genoa, the second twice in the second half of the 1300 almost until the end of the century.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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