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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Croati


Croats and Croats are so rare that they can be considered almost unique, Croatti is specific to the lower Romagna, Rimini and Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna in the Rimini area, to Cervia in the Ravenna area and to Borghi and Cesenatico in the Cesena area, Croatto is characteristic of Udine and 'udinese, from Tarcento, Reana del Rojale, Attimis and Povoletto, Croattini is specific to Udine, Croattino, almost unique, is also from Udine, Crovati is practically unique, Crovatin and Crovatini, also extremely rare and almost unique , are the first of the Udine area, the second one from Giuliano, Crovato, the less rare, is typical of the Pordenone area, with significant presence also in the Treviso and Venice areas, Crovatti and Crovatto, both very rare, are typical of the Udine area to indicate a Croatian origin, that is, they should identify the progenitors as originating in Croatia, but it is also possible, however, Balkan in origin, with the Croatian term, in the late Middle Ages and the refugees from the lands occupied by the Saracens were often indicated, especially in the area of the Serenissima Republic, during their expansion from Turkey to the Balkans, until they almost reached Vienna, a principle of these surnames we find for example in 1600 with: " ... Zechius Croatinus haud obscuns parentibus ortus, ... ".

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

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