The distinguished surname Aurelius can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of 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
The surname Aurelius was first found in Aquileia in 421, where Marco Aureli was a government consul. This surname is believed to have developed before this period in Rome, making it one of the oldest surviving surnames.
Early History of the Aurelius family
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Aurelius Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few 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)
Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Battista Aureli, who was a minister in the Calabrian town of San Sisto in 1538. Vincenzo Auria studied law in Palermo in 1625 and was a prominent member of the Sicilian nobility. Aurelio Aureli lived in... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aurelius Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Edward E. Aurelius, aged 7, who emigrated to America, in 1895
- John Aurelius, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1895
- Martha A. Aurelius, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Aurelius Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Ann Aurelius, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1908
- William E. Aurelius, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1908
- Edith M. Aurelius, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1908
Contemporary Notables of the name Aurelius (post 1700)
- Earl W. Aurelius, American politician, Mayor of University Heights, Ohio, 1953-54 CITATION[CLOSE]
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