Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it 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. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Aurelius is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Aurelius came from the first name Aurello, the ancient Latin cognomen Aurellius. The Latin given name Aurellius comes from the words aurum, which means gold and aurora, which means dawn or light.
Early Origins of the Aurelius family
Early History of the Aurelius family
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Aurelius Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Aurelius include Aureli, Aurelio, Auregli, Aurìlia, Aureliani, Auria, Aurelius, Aurilio and many more.
Early Notables of the Aurelius family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aurelius family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Aurelius or a variant listed above include:
Aurelius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Aurelius Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Aurelius (post 1700)
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