Agostini History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Agostini can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Emilia-Romagna. Although people here were originally known by a single name, it gradually 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Emilia-Romagna is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. The surname Agostini came from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."
Early Origins of the Agostini family
The surname Agostini was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. One of the first records of the name was Eugenio Agostini who was listed there in 923. Also around this time, Alessandro Agostini was secretary of the Duke and another Alessandro Agostini, of the same family in Ferrara, was the Councillor of Alfonso I.
Early History of the Agostini family
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Agostini Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Agostini. These spelling variations include Agosta, Agostani, Agostaro, Agostena, Agosti, Agostinetti, Agostini, Agostinis, Agostino, Agostinone, Agosto, Agostoni, Agustoni, Augusti, Augusto, Augustoni, D'Agostino, DeAgostini and many more.
Early Notables of the Agostini family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Guido Agosti of Brescia who was in the council; Obizzo Agosti was supreme Captain of the Brescian military; Lodovico Agosti was Archbishop of Spalato in the 12th century; in the 13th century Girolamo Agosti was given the titles of Count and Knight, which continued through his descendants until 1618; Agnolo Agostino was a renowned architect in the 13th century who designed the Porta Romagna and the Church of St. Francis in Siena. Mariano and Paolo Agostini, brothers, were among the leaders of the Pisan government, and their ancestors maintained their positions for many more...
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Agostini migration to the United States +
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Agostini:
Agostini Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Simon Juan Agostini, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 
- Alfred Agostini, aged 11, who immigrated to America, in 1895
Agostini Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albina Agostini, aged 19, who settled in America from Castaciaro, in 1906
- Agostino Agostini, aged 37, who settled in America from South Bonea Lupino, in 1908
- Ada Agostini, aged 2, who landed in America from Vico vel Lazio, Roma, in 1909
- Alessandra Agostini, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Lezze, Roma, in 1909
- Alessandro Agostini, aged 22, who landed in America from S. Martino, Italy, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Agostini (post 1700) +
- Alessandro Agostini (b. 1979), Italian footballer
- Massimo Agostini (b. 1964), Italian footballer
- Luigi De Agostini (b. 1961), Italian footballer
- Giacomo Agostini (b. 1942), nicknamed "Ago", Italian motorcycle racer
- Alberto María de Agostini (1893-1960), Italian priest and explorer in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
- Carlo Agostini (1888-1952), Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Patriarch of Venice (1949 to 1952)
- Angelo Agostini (1843-1910), Italian-Brazilian journalist and cartoonist
- Michael George Raymond "Mike" Agostini (1935-2016), Trinidad and Tobago gold, two-time silver and four-time bronze medalist track and field athlete in the 1950s
- Doris de Agostini (b. 1958), Swiss bronze medalist World Championship alpine skier
- Mike Agostini (b. 1935), Trinidad and Tobago gold medalist athlete
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Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)