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Where did the Italian Coviello family come from? What is the Italian Coviello family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coviello family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coviello family history?A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Coviello. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Coviello came from the Latin given name Jacobus.
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Coviello include Covelli, Covoni, Covell, Coviello, Covello, Coveillo, Covella, Covino, Covitto and many more.
First found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.
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Early records show that people bearing the name Coviello arrived in North America quite early: Nicho Covell, who arrived in Virginia in 1648; Anna Covino, aged 26, who arrived at Ellis Island from Ceppaloni, Italy, in 1920; Antonio Covino, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pannarano, Italy, in 1922.
The Coviello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coviello Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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