The only praenomen known to have been used by the family is Gnaeus. However, the Acerronii may once have used the name Proculus, which they later bore as a cognomen. They probably also used the feminine praenomen Paulla, which appears as a personal cognomen in the 1st century.
Branches and cognomina
Two cognomina are associated with the Acerronii; Proculus, which was a common surname in imperial times, and Polla (the feminine form of Paullus), which was probably a personal name and may have been an inverted praenomen.
- Gnaeus Acerronius, mentioned as a vir optimus by Marcus Tullius Cicero in his oration, Pro Tullio, BC 71.
- Gnaeus Acerronius Proculus, consul in AD 37.
- Acerronia Polla (d. AD 59), perhaps the daughter of the consul of AD 37, a friend of Agrippina the Younger, murdered during the attempted assassination of Agrippina by her son, the emperor Nero.
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor
- G. Camodeca, in Epografia e ordine senatorio (1982) ii. 151.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.