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The Emilia Romagna region of Italy is the locale where the Augustus 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. Augustus is one of the Italian patronymic surnames, created from the father's given name. The surname Augustus came from the personal name Agostino. This personal name is derived from the Latin word "augustus," which means "favored with good omens."

Augustus Early Origins



The surname Augustus 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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Augustus Spelling Variations


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Augustus 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 Augustus 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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Augustus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Augustus 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 Augustus:

Augustus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Augustus, who landed in America in 1782

Augustus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cunningham Augustus, aged 16, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Josef Augustus, aged 41, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Charles Augustus, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1909
  • Ellen Augustus, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1915
  • Florence Jones Augustus, aged 49, who landed in America from Llanelly, Wales, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Augustus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Augustus (post 1700)



  • J. D. Augustus, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944
  • Eugene F. R. Augustus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1900, 1908
  • Edward M. Augustus Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000, 2004, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Augustus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Augustus 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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