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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cinque


Cinque is widespread in Lazio, Abruzzo, Puglia, but especially in Campania in the Neapolitan and Salerno areas, Cinquetti is of Veronese origin, with a possible strain in the Cremona area, Cinquini typical of the province of Lucca, of Viareggio in particular, probably has a stock secondary also in Lombardy, Cinquino, very rare, it would seem Pugliese, with presences also in Abruzzo, could derive directly or through modifications from a nickname linked to an episode in which the word or the concept of five occurs, such as for example the founders being born on the fifth of a given month. We find traces of these surnames in a document drawn up in Cagliari in 1308 concerning certain relations with Pisan citizens: "... et etiam illas alias libras octingentas triginta unam et solidos quinque denariorum pisanorum minutorum capitalis et earum penam dupli et expensas quas et quos Johannes Cinquinus, quondam Pericioli Cinquini, et Vannes Actavellium ... ". interpretation modified with the contribution of Benedetto Zanchi and Giovanni Vezzelli

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

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