Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 Piedmont 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 Castrogiovanni family lived in Genoa, a prosperous city in Piedmont which at one time was a rival with Venice in terms of commerce and trade.
Early Origins of the Castrogiovanni family
Piedmont which at one time was a rival with Venice in terms of commerce and trade.
Early History of the Castrogiovanni family
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Castrogiovanni Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Castrogiovanni include Castro, Castri, De Castri, De Castris, Lo Castro, Lo Casto, Li Castri, Licastri, Li Castro, Licastro, Castrogiovanni, Castronovo, Castronuovo and many more.
Early Notables of the Castrogiovanni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Castrogiovanni family to the New World and Oceana
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Castrogiovanni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Castrogiovanni (post 1700)
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