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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pennacchi


Pennacchi has a lineage between Massese and Lucca, one between Perugia and Terni and one in the Roman and Latin areas, Pennacchia is widespread in Lazio, in Ferentino in the frusinate, in Rome and in the Latin to Itri, Sonnino, Latina and Pontinia, with a stock in the Foggia area, at San Severo and San Paolo di Civitate, and between Matera and Bari, at Irsina in the Matera area and at Altamura in the Bari area, Pennacchietti is a typical surname from the Marche, with stumps in Porto San Giorgio, Fermo and Montefiore dell'Aso in Piceno, Jesi and Chiaravalle nell'anconetano, and Macerata, with a stock also in Rome and Viterbo, Pennacchio has a Lombard lineage between Bergamo and Brescia, one of Aquila, Roman, frusinate and Latin, Caserta, Naples and Avellino , a stock in Palermo and one in Ragusa, all these surnames should derive from nicknames, probably originated from the belonging of the progenitors to selected military bodies or to their status as Officers; since Roman times the legionaries used plumes to better characterize their importance or the fact of being senior officers, a custom that has been handed down until today, if we think that the high uniformed carabinieri still carry the plume and that the Senior officers Legion commanders carry a white plume of heron, the bersaglieri bear the feathers of capercaillie and the alpini the crow's or eagle's pen like today.

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

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