The surname Calogero was first found in the province of Calabria, at the southern tip of mainland Italy. Though not on the island of
, this province was a part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, an area that shares much of the culture and heritage of the island of
. Eventually, the name expanded to the north of Italy, replacing the southern suffix "o" with the northern "i." The name originated as a
. The name comes from the Greek words "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "gheros" meaning "elderly" and was often given to children in the hopes that they would retain their beauty in their old age.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ surname, who settled along the east coast of North America near the end of the 19th century, such as Riso Callogero who moved to Illinois, in 1906.