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The Castrogiovanni family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of 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.

Castrogiovanni Early Origins



The surname Castrogiovanni was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a prosperous city in Piedmont which at one time was a rival with Venice in terms of commerce and trade.

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Castrogiovanni Spelling Variations


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Castrogiovanni 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 Castrogiovanni include Castro, Castri, De Castri, De Castris, Lo Castro, Lo Casto, Li Castri, Licastri, Li Castro, Licastro, Castrogiovanni, Castronovo, Castronuovo and many more.

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Castrogiovanni Early History


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Castrogiovanni Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castrogiovanni research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1360, 1550, 1597 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Castrogiovanni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castrogiovanni Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castrogiovanni Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Castroceli who was made Cardinal in Aquila by Pope Celestino V; Nicola Castroceli was made Bishop of Aquila by this pope in 1296; Paolo di Castro, born in the town of Castro in 1360, was a soldier in the Papal army; Angelo da...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castrogiovanni 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



Some of the first North American settlers with Castrogiovanni name or one of its variants:

Castrogiovanni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cira Castrogiovanni, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Villafrati, Italy, in 1906
  • Domenica Castrogiovanni, aged 10, who landed in America from Gangi, Palermo, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonina Castrogiovanni, aged 8, who settled in America from Gangi, Palermo, Italy, in 1907
  • Accursio Castrogiovanni, aged 4, who landed in America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1907
  • Gaetano Castrogiovanni, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Corleone, Palermo, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castrogiovanni (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castrogiovanni (post 1700)



  • Anthony Castrogiovanni, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Berwyn, Illinois, 2005, 2009
  • Martín Leandro Castrogiovanni (b. 1981), Italian Argentine rugby union footballer

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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

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