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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cornara


Cornara, very rare, has a stock in the northeast of Milan and one in the Genoese, Cornari is probably due to a mistake in transcription of the next, Cornaro is typical of the Bergamo area, in the area of Ponteranica in particular, Corner, absolutely rare should be Venetian, Cornero seems to be Genoese with a lineage also between Cuneo and Turin, they could derive from the Latin term cornius (corniolo), in some cases, above all the Ligurian and Piedmontese stocks could derive from the Provençal term cornard (silly, gullible), but, more probably they derive from the gens Cornelia, traces of this surname we find in Venice in the 1400s with the Venetian patrician Marco Cornaro, father of the famous Caterina Cornaro (1454-1510) queen of Cyprus, Armenia and Jerusalem, in the same period the Corners were one of the most rich and influential of the patriciate of the Serenissima and in the Venetian Republic in 1500 we find the scholar Janus Cornarus (1500-1558 ), in the middle of 1500 Cardinal Luigi Cornaro was Bishop of Bergamo; a Marco Cornero was podestà of Bergamo between the end of the 1500s and the beginning of the 1600s.

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

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