Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. rong-KAL-lee

Meaning & History

From the names of places like Ronco or Ronchi, quite common in northern Italy, derived from ronco meaning "cleared land, terraced land". It was the surname of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (1881-1963), the pope John XXIII.

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Entry updated July 11, 2018