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The Emilia Romagna region of Italy is the locale where the Agostino surname was first found. Although the people in this region were at one time known by only a single, personal name, it later 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. Agostino is one of the Italian patronymic surnames, created from the father's given name. The surname Agostino came from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."

Agostino Early Origins



The surname Agostino 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.

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Agostino Spelling Variations


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Agostino Spelling Variations



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 Agostino include Agosta, Agostani, Agostaro, Agostena, Agosti, Agostinetti, Agostini, Agostinis, Agostino, Agostinone, Agosto, Agostoni, Agustoni, Augusti, Augusto, Augustoni, D'Agostino, DeAgostini and many more.

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Agostino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agostino Early Notables (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...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Agostino:

Agostino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfonso Agostino, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Agostino Agostino, aged 27, who settled in America from Serpino, in 1899

Agostino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Agostino, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Palombara, in 1903
  • Angela Agostino, aged 19, who landed in America from Supino Roma, in 1905
  • Andrea Agostino, aged 24, who settled in America from Acuto, Italy, in 1905
  • Amuniziato Agostino, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from S. Gorgio M., Italy, in 1911
  • Adamo Agostino, aged 39, who landed in America from Cantiano, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agostino (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agostino (post 1700)



  • Kenneth "Ken" Agostino (b. 1992), American professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Giuseppe Agostino (1928-2014), Italian Roman Catholic archbishop
  • Luigino Celestino Di Agostino (b. 1967), Italian DJ, remixer and record producer
  • Dominic Agostino (1959-2004), Italian-born, Canadian politician, Ontario MPP for Hamilton East (1995-2004)
  • Paul Agostino (b. 1975), retired Australian footballer for Australian National Teams (1991 to 2005)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

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