Typically Lombard particularly from Almenno San Bartolomeo, Strozza, Almenno San Salvatore and Gorle in the Bergamo area, Castenedolo and Brescia in the Brescia area and Milan, it should derive from toponyms such as Cornale (PV), Cornale di Pradalunga (BG), or Cornaleto (CR), traces of this surname can be found, for example, in Sartirana (PV) as early as 1184, as can be seen from a brief investiture for massaricium contained in the Diplomatic Code of medieval Lombardy: "... Item investivit eum medietatem aliarum peciarum quatuor undivided in Petro Cornali. quarum est medietas braide Loirani, que medietas est iugera tria et dimidia ... ".. additions provided by Luigi Colombo Definitely derives from place names.the basis of which there could be or the word corna that in Lombardy assumes the meaning of boulder, rock, or the name of a shrub the dogwood, from the very hard wood used in the past to package certain parts of machine tools or tools used in agriculture (see ere the Lombard dialect word "cornàl").
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