Court is widespread throughout Italy, especially in Sicily in Poggioreale (TP), in Lazio in Rome, Formia (LT) and Coreno Ausonio (FR), in Piedmont in Novi Ligure (AL) and Turin and in Liguria in Genoa, Corti is widespread throughout the central north, has an important stock in Lombardy and one in Tuscany, Cortini has a line between Forlì and Ravenna and one in Florence, Cortucci is specific to Ancona and Jesi to Ancona, all of which should derive directly or through various hypocoristic forms, from the short medieval term typical agrarian organization dating back to the administration of the Franks, probably to indicate that the progenitors were in fact coming from a court. (see Court)
The Court is typically southern, has a stock in Rome, a small one in Chieti, one in the Salerno area at Olevano sul Tusciano and Eboli, one in the Taranto area at Sava, Grottaglie and Taranto and one, the most consistent, in Palermo, Sicily, Monreale , Bagheria, Partinico, Caccamo and Ciminna in Palermo, Messina, San Giovanni Gemini and Cianciana in Agrigento, Catania and Syracuse, Lacorte is typically Apulian, from Ostuni, Brindisi, Villa Castelli and Ceglie Messapica in Brindisi and Sava , Grottaglie, San Marzano di San Giuseppe and Lizzano nel tarentino, should indicate the belonging of the progenitors to a court (agricultural community of Frankish origin) (see THE COURT).
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