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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cornacchi


Cornacchia is very widespread in the Ravenna area, in Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania and Puglia, Cornacchi as Cornacchioni is almost unique, Cornacchini instead has a Friulian stock, one from Romagna and in Pesaro, in Arezzo and in Perugia, Cornacchio is absolutely rare, Cornacchione has a strain between Bologna and Ravenna and one in the province of Campobasso. We find traces of these surnames in Soragna (PR) where in the year 1230 a certain Bernardo Cornacchia and Tirano (SO) were notaries of the Sacred Palace where in the second half of the 1500s we find the Notary Giovanni Francesco Cornacchi was Cristoforo di Tirano. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Cornacchia, present from north to south of the peninsula, has main nucleuses in the Bari, in the Foggia, in the Lecce, in the Avellino area, in the Chieti area, in the Aquila area, in the area of Teramo and Ravenna, Cornacchi, almost unique, yes mostly found in Bologna and Trieste, Cornacchio, very rare, has a greater lineage in the Foggia area, Cornacchini has strains scattered between the north and the central north, the largest of which is in the Udine area, Cornacchione is more typically Campobasso and , to a lesser extent, Bolognese and Ravenna, all these surnames derive from the medieval name Cornacchia, whose diffusion in Italy is probably due to the influence of the Germanic culture, where the crow (and, more generally, also the crow) was considered as a almost sacred animal; moreover, just out of curiosity, it must be said that the name Rocco, of Germanic origin, seems to mean crow or crow. As far as the surnames in question are concerned, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cornacchia, Cornacchione and Cornacchioni derive from the spoken Latin * cornacula = "crow". Nickname for those who had an unpleasant voice or to indicate a chatty and bothering person.

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

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