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The Emilia Romagna region of Italy is the locale where the August surname was first found. Although the people in this region were at one time known by only a single, personal name, it later became necessary for them 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. August is one of the Italian patronymic surnames, created from the father's given name. The surname August came from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."

August Early Origins



The surname August was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. One of the first records of the name was Eugenio Agostini who was listed there in 923. Also around this time, Alessandro Agostini was secretary of the Duke and another Alessandro Agostini, of the same family in Ferrara, was the Councillor of Alfonso I.

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August Spelling Variations


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August Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name August include Agosta, Agostani, Agostaro, Agostena, Agosti, Agostinetti, Agostini, Agostinis, Agostino, Agostinone, Agosto, Agostoni, Agustoni, Augusti, Augusto, Augustoni, D'Agostino, DeAgostini and many more.

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August Early Notables (pre 1700)


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August Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Guido Agosti of Brescia who was in the council; Obizzo Agosti was supreme Captain of the Brescian military; Lodovico Agosti was Archbishop of Spalato in the 12th century; in the 13th century Girolamo Agosti was given the titles of Count and Knight, which continued...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name August:

August Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas August, who landed in South Carolina in 1695

August Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich August, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Ludwig August, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

August Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P M August, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Charles August, aged 35, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Sebastian August, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • Lars August, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1869

August Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George August arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nichol" in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICHOL 1842. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1842WilliamNichol.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name August (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name August (post 1700)



  • Rose August, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1944
  • Robert B. August, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Avon; Elected 1954
  • Herbert M. August, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 6th District, 1962
  • Denise Marie Quiñones August (b. 1980), Puerto Rican winner of the Miss Universe competition
  • Bille August (b. 1948), Danish film director

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICHOL 1842. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1842WilliamNichol.gif

Other References

  1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The August Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The August Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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