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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Candido family. 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 common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Candido is a name for a person who derives their name from the word Candido, which means candid, white, innocent.

Candido Early Origins



The surname Candido was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the Candelori family of Naples, was one of the more ancient families of the city.

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Candido Spelling Variations


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Candido Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Candido include Candelori, Candilori, Candelora, Candilora, Candelsi, Candelaria, Candi, Candia, Candiani, Candiano, Candida, Candidi, Candido and many more.

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Candido Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Candido Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Silvio Candelsi, a military Captain in Velletri; Milo Candiani was bishop of Turrino and archbishop of Milan and Pavia; Niccolo Candido of Syracuse was an owner of two large feuds in the 13th century; Bernardo Candiani was bishop of Asti and...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Candido:

Candido Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Candido, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

Candido Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agostino Candido, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from S. Lorenzo, in 1903
  • Abramo Candido, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ronjone, in 1905
  • Ratin Candido, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905
  • Rattin Candido, who landed in Arkansas in 1905
  • Antonio Candido, aged 17, who landed in America from Reggio, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Candido (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Candido (post 1700)



  • Johnny Candido (b. 1982), American professional wrestler, younger brother of Chris Candido
  • Christopher B. "Chris" Candido (1972-2005), American professional wrestler
  • Jonathan Joseph "Candy" Candido (1913-1999), American radio performer, bass player, vocalist and animation voice actor, best remembered for his famous line, "I'm feeling mighty low"
  • Antonio Candido de Mello e Souza (b. 1918), Brazilian writer, professor, sociologist and literary critic

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Candido Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Candido 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 November 2016 at 13:54.

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