Amado History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Amado family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Amado is a name for a person who derived their name for the Italian phrase che ama Dio, or ama Dio, which means one whom God loves.

Early Origins of the Amado family

The surname Amado was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca where Bascilican type churches abound and where the main branch of the family originates with the Amadi family in the 14th century.

Early History of the Amado family

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Amado Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Amado include Amaddei, Amaddo, Amado, Amaddìi, Amaddìo, Amade, Amadei, Amadi, Amadini, Amadio, Amedei, Amedeo, Amidei, Amideo, Amoddeo, Amodei and many more.

Early Notables of the Amado family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Stefano Amedei (1580-1644), an Italian painter of the early Baroque period; Giovanni Amadei of Venice, who was made bishop in 1379. The Amadi family in Venice were made official nobility of the city in 1480. Also during the latter 15th century was Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, a renowned architect and sculptor in Pavia. Girolamo Amadei, born in Siena in 1483, was respected as an author, and had a degree in Theology from the University of Bologna. In 1524 he was elected general of Faenza, a city...
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United States Amado migration to the United States +

In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Amado were found:

Amado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carlos Amado, aged 44, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1844 [1]
  • Gonzalo Amado, who landed in New Granada in 1888 [1]
Amado Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Amado, aged 40, who landed in America from Marcone, Italy, in 1912
  • Cipriano Amado, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Arcola Amado, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Antonio Amado, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Amado (post 1700) +

  • Luís Filipe Marques Amado (b. 1953), Portuguese politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal (2006-)
  • Flávio Amado (b. 1979), Angolan football player
  • Jorge Amado (1912-2001), Brazilian writer
  • Carlos H. Amado (b. 1944), the first general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from Guatemala
  • Amado Guevara (b. 1976), Honduran football player
  • Amado Rigoberto Morales (b. 1947), retired javelin thrower from Puerto Rico, who competed for his native country during the 1970s and the 1980s
  • Amado Chaves Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Guaira, 1924 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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