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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Falconetti


Falchi is Sardinian, but with strains also in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Falco is present throughout Italy, except Sardinia and the central belt, Falcon is typical of the Portogruaro (VE) area, Falconcini, absolutely rare, is typical of Pisa , of Palaia and Pontedera in particular, Falcone is from around the central south, Falconetti could be from Lazio and Bari, Falconi is from central north and Sardinia, Falconieri is from the Salento peninsula, these surnames have multiple derivations, they can derive, directly or through hypocorisms or accretive, from the ancient Greek name Phalces or from the late Latin Falco and Falconius, to the Falcard of the Franks, to the Germanic Falk, to the medieval Falco and Falcone, as well as some instead derive from toponyms such as: Falconara Albanese (CS), Falconara (AN ) and Falcone (ME), others can finally descend from the activity of falconer, that is, those who train hawks to hunt.

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

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