. While the
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Cordaro family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. The surname Cordaro was an occupational name for a shepherd. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word Cordero, which means lamb.
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
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