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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cervera


Typical Neapolitan or rather Ischitan Cervera is quite rare, Cervero, also Neapolitan, is decidedly more rare, should be of Spanish origin and derive from the Greek name Kerberos latinized in Cerberus with the meaning of guardian or a severe character, then modified by the Spaniards in Cervero, but it is also possible that they derive from the name of the Spanish town Cervera, chief town of the region of Segarra in Catalonia, in Spain the noble lineage of the barons De Cervera was already present in 1100. Of the surname Cervera there are traces in Ischia already in 1600 when in one act we find quoted a certain Melchiorre Cervera accused of murder.

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

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Nobles: España (Lérida)
Nobility: Señores - Caballeros - Familia Noble
Language of the text: Español

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