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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lerna


Specific to the area between Ceglie Messapica (BR) and Francavilla Fontana (BR), it should derive from the name of an ancient toponym of Brindisi, the translation of a writing of 1100 states: "In 1100 ... I, Accardo ... lord of Ostuni, I affirm that ... Ser Pagano, son of the lord of the Castle of Ceglie ... complained to us because of our men invaded his land ... I ordered to diligently go and start from the same boundaries as they say about Lerna, with the same Ser Pagano, ... ".

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

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