Cervelli Family History
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Cervelli Name Meaning
from cervello ‘brain(s)’, a nickname for a clever or, ironically, for a hare-brained person. from a diminutive of cervo ‘deer’, a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot. from southern Italian cervello, cevrello ‘(goat) kid’. from a diminutive of the personal name Acerbo (Latin Acerbus meaning ‘sour’, ‘tart’), with loss of the first syllable.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press