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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Petrelli


Petrelli is very widespread in the central area that includes the Marche, Umbria and Lazio, in the Neapolitan, in Puglia, especially in the Bari, Taranto and Salento areas and in the Cosenza area, Petrello, very rare, is particularly from Friuli, from Pavia di Udine and Trivignano Udinese in particular , Petrilli is typical of Lazio, Aquila, Naples, Foggia and Reggio, Petrillo is decidedly from Campania, with secondary stocks in Lazio and Foggia, deriving from hypocoristic dialects of the name Pietro, traces of these surnames can be found in the register of the students of the University of Perugia is mentioned in the year 1572 a certain Andreas Petrillus originating from the Roman Province, in the second half of the 1600s he was deputy governor of Narni (TR) Gregorius Petrellus of Sancto Gimnesio.

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

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