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Cunegati and Cunegato are typical of the area to the west of Schio (VI) and are extremely rare, Cunegatti, always very rare, is typical of the Veronese area of Vestena Nuova and Badia Calavena, with a stock also in Lombardy, Cunego. very rare is precisely in the area of Verona and Villafranca, Cunico is widespread in the Verona area, and Vicenza in particular, particularly in Vicenza, Asiago, Caldogno, Gambellara and Schio in the Vicenza area, and in San Bonifacio in the Verona area, they could derive from the Germanic name Kunegund, or from a nickname, which later became a name, originating from the medieval Germanic term (aat) kuning or kunig (King, sovereign, Lord of a territory, governor). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli They are all surnames of Cimbrian origin. Cunego is widespread in Verona (in Lessinia and Dossobuono), as well as in Rovereto, Ala and Trento; Cunico is widespread throughout the Vicenza area, especially in the hilly area. The form Cùnego appears first in Recoaro and in Badia Calavena (perhaps contemporary in the Cimbrian colonies of Trentino); it dates back to the widespread nickname medium-high German (1050-1500 AD) Kùnig, Chunech and similar, signifier King. The nickname referred to the winner of important competitions, to the King of a brigade of friends. Source: Giovanni Rapelli, surnames of Verona and Veronese.
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