The surname Alberico is a patronymic
that came from the personal name
"Alberico." The "i" suffix means "son or descendant of Alberico." This personal name in turn is derived from the Latin word "Albericus," meaning "elf king."
Early Origins of the Alberico family
The surname Alberico was first found in Lombardy
(Italian: Lombardia), in the city of Milan. It was in this city that one Alberico, who was a count, dedicated his life to the church. He lived in the 9th century.
Early History of the Alberico family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alberico research.Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1007, 1158, 1163, 1164, 1187, 1360, 1610, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Alberico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alberico 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 Alberico. These spelling variations
include Alberici, Alberico, Albericci, Alberighi, Albericone, Albericoni, Alberizzi, Alberigi, Albricci, Albrizi, Albrisi, Albrigio, Albrisio, Albrizzi and many more.
Early Notables of the Alberico family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Filippo Alberighi, who was a knight under Charlemagne; Gadaldo Alberici, who owned large amounts of land in 1360 around Piceno; Alessandro, Giuseppe, and Antonio Alberici were all senators in Venice
around this time; the Alberico family of Bologna owned many towers... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alberico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alberico family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Alberico: Abramo Alberici, who arrived at Ellis Island
in 1907; Angelo Alberici, who arrived there in 1893; as did Ennio Alberici in1920; Gregorio Alberici, in 1896.