Sbern has a strain in Brescia in Mazzano, Rezzato, Castenedolo and Brescia, a Sicilian in San Cataldo in Nisseno, in Sant'Agata di Militello and Acquedolci Nelò Messinese, in Leonforte and Enna in the Ennese, a strain in Viterbo in Corchiano, Viterbo and Barbarano Romano and Rome and one, very small in Umbria, in Piegaro, City of Pieve and Perugia in Perugin, OR and Terni, Sberni is practically unique, Sbernini, very very rare, is typical of the area that includes Cremonese and Parma, Sberno, very very rare, is typical of Catania, should Derive, directly or through hypochoristic, from the medieval name Sberne of which we have an example of use in Tuscany in 1500: "These are the statutes of the castle and commune of Vico Pisano ordained for them prudent hmen Matthew of William of Princivalle, Mariano di Michele Agnolo Calese, Francesco di Antonio di Arrigo and Agostino di Marco di Sberna, all of Vico Pisano, elected representatives and members of the Istatutarii and composers of the statutes and orders of the castle and commune of Vico predicted by the magnificent prefect Lord Tommaso Rucellai and the Hmen of said commune according to the orders, current the year of the Lord our Yahweh Christo, of his Salutifera Incarnatione 1538 to the Corso Fiorentino and 1539 to Stilo Pisano at the time of the pontificate of the Holy Pope Paul third the year 4th and first. ... ", this name originates from a nickname attributed to two conflicting meanings the first would indicate a comfortable condition referring to the name of a type of cloth or very heavy mantle whose name would derive from Hibernia (Ireland), his homeland of origin, the Second, it derives from the archaic southern dialect of Sbernare (issue peti). Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Sbern is also surname Sicilian. According to G. Rohlfs (Historical Dictionary of surnames in eastern Sicily, p. 169) comes from Sicilian voice ' sbern ' = Alanus. According to Giuseppe Gioeni (essay by Sicilian etymology p. 242) It means "thick cloth cover". It is also possible to derive from the Arabic ' burnus ' which means ' mantle ', but it derives from the Latin ' birrus ' with equal meaning.
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