patronymic surname; that is, it was a name created from the first name of the father. Augusto is derived from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."
Early Origins of the Augusto family
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.
Augusto Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Augusto include Agosta, Agostani, Agostaro, Agostena, Agosti, Agostinetti, Agostini, Agostinis, Agostino, Agostinone, Agosto, Agostoni, Agustoni, Augusti, Augusto, Augustoni, D'Agostino, DeAgostini and many more.
Early Notables of the Augusto family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Augusto family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Augusto 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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