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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ortelli


Ortelli is typically Lombard, from Menaggio, Como, Cernobbio, Porlezza, Grandola, Griante, Moltrasio and Lurate Caccivio in the Como area, Milan and Trezzo sull'Adda in Milan, Busto Arsizio and Varese in the Varese area and Villa di Serio in the Bergamo area. with a strain also in Faenza in the Ravenna area and in Casalecchio di Reno and Bologna in the Bologna area, Ortello, extremely rare, has a small stock in Foggia and one in Misilmeri in the Palermo area, they should derive from the late Latin term hortellus (small garden, small garden) , a diminutive of the Latin term hortus, probably indicating that the progenitors were small farmers or gardeners.

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

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