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Stermieri is specific to Carpi in the Modenese, Sternieri, more widespread, is also typical of Modena, the Soliera and Carpi, with a strain also in Reggio Emilia and Scandiano in the Reggiano, Stramieri, absolutely rare seems of Mantovano, should all Derive from nicknames derived from the Latin verb sternere (spread on the ground, spread), or from the Italian word mulch (grass or straw that lays under the beasts and which is fed by them), nicknames indicating the profession of the ancestor, that is to say, of persons Stables, in particular of the cows, to prepare the couch for the beasts and to give them hay for eating.