Coronel Family History
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Coronel Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: from Italian colonnello, a diminutive of colonna ‘column (of troops)’ (Latin columna), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone in command of a regiment. According to Tibon, the change of -l- to -r- may be under the influence of the word corona ‘crown’ as a symbol of power.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press