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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cerrato


Very rare Cerrati is specific to Piedmont, Cerrato is quite widespread, it seems to have two autonomous stocks, in western Piedmont and in the Neapolitan and Salerno regions, they could derive from toponyms containing the root Cerr ... that is related to the presence of oaks (variety of oaks) , it is also hypothesized that the Campanian lineage could in some way define a provenance from the city of Acerra (NA). Traces of this surname can be found in Alba (CN) in 1500 with the poet Paolo Cerrato and in the Asti area in Tigliole since the 1600s.

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

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