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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Perucchi


Perrucca, quite rare, is typically Piedmontese, Perrucchetti, Perucchetti and Perrucconi, absolutely rare, seem to originate from the border area between the Varese and Como areas, Perucca is very common in Piedmont, in Motta de 'Conti and Vercelli in the Vercelli area, in Turin , Locana and Ciriè in Turin, at Bene Vagienna and Fossano in the Cuneo area and at Casale Monferrato in the Alessandria area, Perucchi, very very rare, is Lombard, with a tiny block in Pandino in the Crema area, Perucchini is typically Lombard, from Torre de 'Busi , Calolziocorte, Lecco and Carenno in the Lecco area, Sant'Omobono Imagna, Cisano Bergamasco and Bergamo in the Bergamo area, Leggiuno in the Varese area and Milan, Perucco has a small strain in Varano Borghi and Sesto Calende in the Varese area, Perucconi, extremely rare, is also of Varese, of Gazzada Schianno, Varese and Morazzone, can derive, directly or through hypocoristic or accretive forms, or from a nickname linked to the dialect word, both Lombard and Piedmontese, perucca (wig) originated from the strangeness of the hair or from wearing a wig, but it is also possible that this is a modification of the name Pietro. Very famous was the General Giuseppe Domenico Perrucchetti, passionate about the mountains and a scholar of military history, who in the second half of the 1800s had the idea of forming a special body for the defense of the alpine border with soldiers born in the mountains and good connoisseurs of roughness of the native land and with decidedly superior motivations compared to others not born in those valleys.

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

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