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The surname Augusta is an Italian patronymic surname; that is, it was a name created from the first name of the father. Augusta is derived from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."

Augusta Early Origins



The surname Augusta 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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Augusta Spelling Variations


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Augusta Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Augusta 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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Augusta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Augusta 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



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Augusta were Querine Agostino, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1878, and Antonio Augustino, who settled in Seneca Falls, New York sometime between 1884 and 1915.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Augusta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Augusta (post 1700)



  • Nick Augusta, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1974, 1976
  • Josef Augusta (1946-2017), Czechoslovak ice hockey player and coach, silver medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Augusta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Augusta 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 February 2017 at 11:16.

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