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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Calvino. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Lombardy 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, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Calvino family lived in Milan since the 12th century.

Calvino Early Origins



The surname Calvino was first found in the 12th century, when the Calvelli family lived in Milan.

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Calvino Spelling Variations


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Calvino Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Calvino include Calvi, Calvo, Calvelli, Calvèlli, Calvello, Calvèllo, Calvento, Calvetti, Calvètti, Calviètti, Calvietti, Calvini, Calvino, Calvillo, Calvani, Calvano, Calvanelli, Calvanèlli, Calvagno, Calvagna, Calveri, Calvèri, Calvosa and many more.

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Calvino Early History


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Calvino Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calvino research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1390, 1396, 1405, 1400, 1651, 1710, 1710, 1771, 1771 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Calvino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calvino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calvino Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Antonio Calvi of Rome who lived during the 14th century and was a lawyer. In 1405 he was made a Cardinal of the city. Antonio Calvi of Rome was Bishop of Imola in 1390 and then of Todi in 1396, and...

Another 126 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calvino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Calvino or a variant listed above:

Calvino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Domingo Calvino, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Benito Calvino, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Assunta Calvino, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1893
  • Eduardo Calvino, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1893
  • Eloisa Calvino, aged 2, who settled in America from Italy, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Calvino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Calvino, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Castrogrodini, in 1903
  • Agnese Calvino, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Cavallermagiore, Italy, in 1905
  • Gaetano Calvino, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Pietrofrezia, in 1906
  • Carmela Calvino, aged 19, who landed in America from Napoli, Italy, in 1907
  • Carmelo Calvino, aged 24, who settled in America from Calasiebetta, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Calvino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calvino Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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