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Where did the Italian Demartino family come from? What is the Italian Demartino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Demartino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Demartino family history?

The surname Demartino came from the Latin name Martinus, which is a derivative of Mars, who was the Roman god of fertility and war.The popularity of the name Martin is due to Saint Martin de Tours, who was one of the best known saints in the Western World. With the spread of Christianity, people named their children after saints in the hope that the children might enjoy that saint's patronage. Martin is also one of the few saints' names, other than the names of Old English saints, found in England before the Norman Conquest.

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There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Demartino are De Martini, De Martinis, De Martino, DeMartini, DeMartinis, DeMartino, Martignon, Martignone, Martignoni, Martin, Martina, Martinati, Martinato, Martinelli, Martinetti, Martini, Martinilli, Martinis, Martino, Martinoni, Martinotti, Martinuzzi and many more.

First found in Brescia, where Theobaldo Martinengo, born in 930, was very important to the empire of Otto I. In 953 he donated 15 castles in the area to the empire, and his son Tebaldo led 12,000 men fighting against the Greeks for the empire. His son Leopardo became master of sixty castles, one of which he named Martinengo.


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Another 623 words(44 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demartino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Demartino

Demartino Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Cecilie DeMartino, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Nepoli, in 1900
  • Anna DeMartino, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1905
  • Angelarosa DeMartino, aged 58, who landed in America from Avellino, Italy, in 1906
  • Amedea DeMartino, aged 34, who settled in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1913
  • Eliza DeMartino, aged 30, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1913


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  • Nick DeMartino (b. 1948), American Senior Vice President, Media and Technology for the American Film Institute


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The Demartino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demartino 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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