Fenocchi, very rare, is distributed on the line that connects Milan to Pesaro, with greater presence in the Lodigiano, Modenese and Pesaro areas, Fenocchio is typical of western Piedmont and Savona, with stocks also in the Cremona and Brescia areas, Fenoglio is specific to western Piedmont, Turin and Cuneo, Fenoglietto is typical of the Turin area and of Foglizzo in particular, Fenogli and Fenoglietti are almost unique, they should derive from medieval nicknames originating from the proximity to places where fennel is grown. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames, in fact, is to be found in archaic or dialectal variants of the medieval name Finocchio, in which the reference to the homonymous plant must be understood in a symbolic sense (for a more detailed explanation of the origin of the name, see the surname Finocchio). In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders, even if in some cases a derivation from nicknames or trade names is not excluded (such as that of finocchiaro or a fennel grower).
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