Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Aversano. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Aversano family lived in Avérsa which means "descendant of or son of one who came from Avérsa."
Early Origins of the Aversano family
Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea during this period, where Giacomo Aversa owned much land in Felzuto and Ortelia in 1509.
Early History of the Aversano family
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Aversano Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Aversano include Aversa, Aversano, Aversana, Averzzana, Avezzana, Averzana, Avezana, Averza and many more.
Early Notables of the Aversano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aversano family to the New World and Oceana
An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Aversano arrived in North America very early:
Aversano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Aversano (post 1700)
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