Audo is one of the surnames to have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
. 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. 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 names created at that time in the region of Tuscany. The surname Audo came from the given name Alda, which means "wise and experienced."
Early Origins of the Audo family
The surname Audo 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 Audo family
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Audo Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Audo. These spelling variations
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 Audo 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 Audo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Audo family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Audo were
Audo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jozsef Audo, aged 17, who landed in America from Felsokelecsury, Hungary, in 1912
- Lajos Audo, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Felsokelecsury, Hungary, in 1912
- Guilia Audo, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Serra, Italy, in 1914
- Celestina Audo, aged 30, who landed in America from Corio Canavese, Italy, in 1920
- Sadakichi Audo, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Audo (post 1700)
- Mar Toma "Thomas" Audo (1854-1918), Archbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church