A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Audia. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, people in Tuscany, who had been going by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types of name created in this region. The surname Audia was created from the given name Alda, which means "wise and experienced."
Early Origins of the Audia family
The surname Audia was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the main branch of the family originated with Taddeo Alderotti, a physician born in 1223.
Early History of the Audia family
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Audia Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Audia include Alda, Aldo, Aldigeri, Aldighieri, Aldemoresco, Alderighi, Alderotti, Aldieri, Aldi, Aldiero, Aldini, Aldinucci, Aldisio, Auda, Audi, Audia, Audieri, Audiero, Audini, Audino, Audisio, Audizio and many more.
Early Notables of the Audia family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was a famous Aldemoresco who lived in the 15th century. He was a great warrior and fought with Naples, helping to possess the towns of Agigliano, Belvedere, Carinola, Carovilli, Foresta. Formicola, Nociglia, Riciano. Ripalimosano, Salice, Sangiacomo, Trentola, and Triviano. His relative Bartolomeo Aldemoresco was the... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Audia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Audia family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Audia:
Audia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Audia, aged 25, who landed in America from S. Giovanni, in 1900
- Guiseppina Audia, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from S. Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy, in 1907
- Maria Audia, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Savelli, in 1907
- M. Teresa Audia, aged 56, who landed in America from L Giovanni Fine, Casenra, in 1910
- Francescantonio Audia, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Giou, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Audia (post 1700)
- Barry Alan Audia (b. 1957), American former professional boxer, nicknamed "The Pennington Pounder"