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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cerreta


Cerreta is typically from Campania, from Calitri nell'avellinese, Cerreti is typical of the central area which includes Tuscany, where it is massively represented in the Florentine and Aretine, in the Marche and in the Roman regions, Cerreto is typically from Campania, Neapolitan, Benevento and especially from the Caserta area, with a stock also in Rome, Da Cerreto and De Cerreto are practically unique and seemed to be from the Marche region, they should all derive from the name of the place of origin or residence of the founders, with toponyms like Cerreta di Sant'Agata dei Goti in Benevento, Cerreto di Ariano Irpino or Cerreto di Lioni nell'avellinese, Cerreto Sannita in Benevento, Cerreto di Monte Cavallo in Macerata, Cerreto di Montegiorgio in Piceno, Cerreto di Saviano in Neapolitan, Cerreto Guidi in Florentine or like many others it is also possible that they derive simply from nicknames originating from the presence of a wood of oaks in the vicinity of the homes of families.

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

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