Early Origins of the Alioto family
The surname Alioto was first found in the areas around Ali Superiore and Ali Terme, both places in Sicily
. The name Alioto originated from the names of these two places. Most likely, it was given to someone who had lived in one of those places, but then moved elsewhere, where he took the name to identify himself by his place of origin. Though the name is much more common in Sicily
than elsewhere, it has spread to mainland Italy over the ages. Other spelling variations
of Ali which end in "i" are mostly from the north, whereas those that end in "o" come from the south.
Early History of the Alioto family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alioto research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1640, 1690, 1749 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Alioto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alioto Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Alioto family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Enrico Alfieri (b. 1387), a general minister of the Francescan order in the early 15th century; Bonaventura Aliotti, O.F.M... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alioto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alioto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ family name, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Alioto (post 1700)
- Kathleen Sullivan Alioto, American educator and politician
- Tom Alioto (b. 1958), retired American soccer defender
- Angela Alioto (b. 1949), American attorney, a politician
- Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998), American politician, 36th mayor of San Francisco
- Dario Alioto (b. 1984), Italian professional poker player