Cerone is a native of Muro Lucano (PZ), but there is also a stock in the area of L'Aquila in the area between Avezzano, Celano and Collelongo, Ceroni has a Venetian lineage between Vicenza, Padua and Venice and a Tuscan-Tuscan lineage, including Florentine, Bolognese, and Forlì. especially Ravenna, Cerrone and typical of the belt that includes Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania and Foggia, Cerroni is from Lazio, these last 3 could also derive from the toponym Cerrone (CH) or Cerrone di Piediluco (TR), the most probable origin should however go up again to the Greek name Cerone, name of the tyrant who destroyed Syracuse in 270 BC, of the use of this name we have an example in Naples in a deed of 28 April 1555 Gio. Battista Carfagno and his nephews Ferdinando, Prospero and Geronima (sons of Cornelius his deceased brother) were obliged to pay 20 ducats of gold to master Cerrone di Bagnoli "so that he built the said chapel", according to another hypothesis these surnames could derive, especially if belonging to families originating from mountainous areas, from the oak which is a variety of oak perhaps characteristic of the place where those families lived, a prominent figure was Giovanni Cerroni who in 1351 was appointed senator and captain by the Pope receiving full powers, and who ruled Rome until to 1352.
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