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Aquino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Aquino. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people 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. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Aquino family lived in Aquino, which is near Naples, in the south of the country.


Migration of the Aquino family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aquino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Aquino, aged 29, who settled in America from Ciro, Catanzaro, Italy, in 1908
  • Antonio Aquino, aged 2, who landed in America from Potenso, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonia Aquino, aged 9, who landed in America from Boseoreale, Italy, in 1911
  • Andrea Aquino, aged 6, who emigrated to America from Boseoreale, Italy, in 1911
  • Antonio Aquino, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Atrifalda, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aquino (post 1700)


  • Luis Villalta Aquino (1969-2004), Peruvian-born, American professional boxer, who was nicknamed "El Puma"
  • Tommy Aquino (1992-2014), American motorcycle racer who competed in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship
  • Agapito Aquino Aquino (1939-2015), Filipino politician, Member of the Senate (1987-1995) and the House of Representatives from Makati's Second District (1998-2007)
  • Marlou B. Aquino (b. 1972), Filipino retired professional basketball
  • Luis Antonio Aquino (b. 1965), Puerto Rican former middle Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gregori Emilio Aquino Valera (b. 1978), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. (1932-1983), Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac
  • Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco- Aquino (1933-2009), 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office
  • Agapito Aquino Aquino (1939-2015), Filipino politician, Member of the Senate (1987-1995) and the House of Representatives from Makati's Second District (1998-2007)

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