Paterna has a stock in the Roman, one between Salerno and Potentino and one between Palermo and Nisseno, Paterni has a stock in the Lucca area and one in the Terni area, Paterno has a lineage between Trentino and Vicenza, one between Caserta and Naples, one in Bari, one in the Cosenza area and one in the Catania area, they should derive from the many toponyms named Paterna or Paterno present almost everywhere in Italy, but it is also possible a derivation from the Latin cognomen Paternus, Paterna: "... quae Cato ille Censorius de discipline military scripsit, quae Cornelius Celsus, quae Frontinus perstringenda duxerunt, quae Paternus diligentissimus iuris militaris adsertor in libros redegit, quae Augusti et Traiani Hadrianique constitutionibus cauta sunt ... ", we remember in the third century the proconsul Aspasius Paternus governor of Carthage. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Paterno is a panitalian surname. Apparently, it comes from the Latin adjective 'paternus', implied 'praedium' = "farm", "agricultural property", in the toponymy indicating a place inherited from the father. This adjective is therefore also active in the formation of toponyms from which the surname can be derived. Ex: Patèrno Sant'Arcangelo (SA), fraction of Tramonti, Patèrno (AQ).
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