Aurelio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Aurelio can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Aurelio is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Aurelio came from the first name Aurello, the ancient Latin cognomen Aurellius. The Latin given name Aurellius comes from the words aurum, which means gold and aurora, which means dawn or light.

Early Origins of the Aurelio family

The surname Aurelio was first found in Aquileia in 421, where Marco Aureli was a government consul. This surname is believed to have developed before this period in Rome, making it one of the oldest surviving surnames.

Important Dates for the Aurelio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aurelio research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1538, 1625, 1575 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Aurelio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aurelio Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Aurelio include Aureli, Aurelio, Auregli, Aurìlia, Aureliani, Auria, Aurelius, Aurilio and many more.

Early Notables of the Aurelio family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Battista Aureli, who was a minister in the Calabrian town of San Sisto in 1538. Vincenzo Auria studied law in Palermo in 1625 and was a prominent member of the Sicilian nobility. Aurelio Aureli lived in the Veneto region on the famous island of Murano, which is visited today for its...
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Aurelio migration to the United States

Immigrants bearing the name Aurelio or a variant listed above include:

Aurelio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aurelio Francyeo Aurelio, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Albertara, in 1898
Aurelio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antimo Aurelio, aged 22, who landed in America from Bellona, in 1902
  • Marco Aurelio, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Curtello, in 1904
  • Angela Aurelio, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Procida, Italy, in 1907
  • Domenica Aurelio, aged 41, who landed in America from Ficarazzi-Palermo, Sicily, in 1907
  • Genzardi Aurelio, aged 25, who landed in America from Naples, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aurelio (post 1700)

  • Thomas A. Aurelio (1892-1973), American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1944-61 [1]
  • Aida Louise Aurelio (1906-1999), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940 [1]
  • James Aurelio Rendon (b. 1985), Columbian race walker
  • Marco Aurelio Robles (1905-1990), President of Panama from 1964 to 1968
  • Marco Aurelio Soto (1846-1908), President of Honduras from 27 August 1876 until 19 October 1883
  • Aurelio Magnani (1856-1921), Italian clarinetist and clarinet teacher
  • Aurelio Milani (b. 1934), former Italian footballer who played from 1952 to 1967
  • Aurelio Suárez (1910-2003), Spanish surrealist painter
  • Aurelio Mosquera (1883-1939), President of Ecuador from December 1938 to November 1939
  • Aurelio De Felice (1915-1996), Italian sculptor

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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