Show ContentsAurilio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Aurilio 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. Aurilio is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Aurilio 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 Aurilio family

The surname Aurilio 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 Aurilio family

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Aurilio 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 Aurilio include Aureli, Aurelio, Auregli, Aurìlia, Aureliani, Auria, Aurelius, Aurilio and many more.

Early Notables of the Aurilio 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 the Veneto region on the famous island of Murano, which is visited today for its...
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Migration of the Aurilio family

Immigrants bearing the name Aurilio or a variant listed above include: J. Aurelius, who arrived in New York city in 1848; Angela Aurelio, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island from Procida, Italy, in 1907; Antimo Aurelio, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island from Bellona, in 1902. on Facebook