From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Aquilino family. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for them to take on 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 Aquilino surname evolved from a nickname; these usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Aquilino came from a person who had the sight of an eagle. The surname Aquila is derived from the word aquila, which means eagle. Thus, the surname could also be a name for a spot where eagles were often seen or for an owner of an eagle. The surname Aquila is also of local
origin, derived from the city of L'Aquila, which is the capital of the region of Abruzzi in the center/south of the peninsula.
Early Origins of the Aquilino family
The surname Aquilino was first found in the 11th century at Benevento, a city north of Naples. Riccardo Aquila was master of much territory in this area in 1090.
Early History of the Aquilino family
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Aquilino Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Aquilino include Aquila, Aquilani, Aquilante, Aquilanti, Aquili, Aquilina, Aquilini, Aquilino, Aquilone, Aquiloni, Aquilotti, D'Aquila, dell'Aquila, Aquilar and many more.
Early Notables of the Aquilino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Caspar Aquila (1488-1560), birth name Johann Kaspar Adler, a German reformer and the Aquili family of Rome who were famous painters. The Aquilini family of Lesi produced many painters over a two hundred
year period ending in the 17th century. Antonio Aquili... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aquilino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aquilino family to the New World and Oceana
Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aquilino or a variant listed above:
Aquilino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Adelina Aquilino, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Cast. Valfo, Foggia, in 1906
- Anna Aquilino, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Castellano, Italy, in 1907
- Alessandro Aquilino, aged 8, who settled in America from Fogliano, Italy, in 1910
- Anunziata Aquilino, aged 25, who landed in America from Fogliano, Italy, in 1910
- Armina Aquilino, aged 7, who settled in America from Serino, Avellino, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Aquilino (post 1700)
- Coppini Aquilino (d. 1629), Italian musician and lyricist
- Bonfanti Aquilino (b. 1943), retired Italian professional football player
- Villalba Sanabria Aquilino (b. 1983), Paraguayan football striker
- Edgardo Boyd Aquilino (1921-2004), Panamanian politician
- Aquilino "Nene" Quilinging Pimentel Jr. (b. 1933), Filipino politician, President of the Senate of the Philippines from 2000-2001
- Aquilino Bonfanti (1943-2016), Italian professional football player who played from 1962 to 1979
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