Perrina is typical of the province of Avellino, Ariano Irpino in particular, Perrini is typical of Puglia, Perrino has a stock in Ventimiglia, one in the Neapolitan, one in Salento and one in Palermo, derived from modifications of the name Petrinus (hypocoristic of Pietrus), of the use of this name we find traces in the Diplomatic Code of medieval Lombardy where under the year 1200 we can read: "... Insuper dederunt guadiam predicti, videlicet Anselmus et Petrinus, eidem domine abbatisse obligando omnia suo bona pignori, ita ut quisque insolidum concordiri possit ... ", we find this surname in the 1300s with a Perrino Patrizio Napoletano and, in a deed of 1403 a certain Perrino de Crestino is mentioned in Biella. additions provided by Salvatore Perrino The surname Perrino is patronymic, that is to say first Perrino (Petrinus) was a name, then it became the surname of the descendants. Perrino was one of Bernardo de Pontecorono's nine children and came with his father from Pontecorono (now Pontecurone-Tortona (AL).
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