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Where did the Italian Degregorio family come from? What is the Italian Degregorio family crest and coat of arms? When did the Degregorio family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Degregorio family history?The name Degregorio is a patronymic surname came from the personal name Gregorein, which means "to be awake" or "watchful." Patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, were the most common type of family name found in this region.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregorio, Gregori, Gregor, Grigori, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Grioli, Grigoletto, Grigoli, Gregoretti, Grecorace, Gorioli, Goratti, Gorian and many more.
First found in Sicilia or Sicily an island in the Mediterranean, a part of Italy. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Perhpas the earliest record of the name is of Goro di Gregorio (circa 1300-34,) Italian sculptor and goldsmith, documented in Siena, Massa Marittima and Messina.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vincenzo Gregorio, age 40, who arrived in America on June 28, 1880, aboard the "Nederland"; Pietro Gregorini, age 22, who arrived in New York on March 4, 1882, aboard the "Nederland".
The Degregorio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Degregorio 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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