Pecoraro

Pecoraro

The family name Pecoraro is of ancient Roman origin. Pecoraro is a derivative of the Latin word for "flock" (i.e. pecoris), itself a derivative for a Latin word for sheep (i.e. pecus, [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pecus] ).

It is a descriptive family name derived from an occupation, that of a shepherd. The Italian word for shepherd is "pecoraio" (similar to the famous sheep's cheese Pecorino or Pecorino Romano). A Romanian word for shepherd is also "pǎcurar".

There are derivatives to this Family name across the former extent of the Roman Empire. Examples include: Pecoraio (Italy), Păcurar, Pacurar and Pecurar (Romania), as well as, its Germanized and Slavicized form: Pekurar (Romania and former Yugoslavia).

There is a possibilty this name was also derived from a locality, that of Pecorara, in the Province of Piacenza, Italy.

Famous people

*Rosario Pecoraro
*Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio
*Marco Pecoraro Scanio
*Paul Păcuraru

ee also

*Shephard

Notes

*1 http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wordz.pl?english=flock
*2 http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wordz.pl?english=sheep
*3 http://www.billcasselman.com/unpublished_works/cow_words_three.htm
*4 http://eudict.com/?lang=engita&word=shepherd
*5 http://www.mmssf.ro/website/ro/conducerea.jsp
*6 http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_P%C4%83curaru
*7 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_Pecoraro_Scanio
*8 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Pecoraro
*9 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosario_Pecoraro
*10 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Pecoraro_Scanio


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