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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cerna


Cerna is a Friulian surname typically from Trieste, Cerne is the most widespread form, also in the Gorizia area, of the same surname, Cernic, also specific to the area of Gorizia, has the same origin, as well as Cerno which is typical of the Udine area, all these surnames should derive from the Slovenian term c (e) rn (black), therefore we should refer to names attributed to the progenitors who were characterized by having black hair or a darker complexion than the norm.

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

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