The Italian surname Cedeno derives from the word "savio," meaning "wise," or "learned;" thus it was likely originally a nickname
for a wise or knowledgeable man.
Early Origins of the Cedeno family
The surname Cedeno was first found in Venice
, a city and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. An early record of this name shows that Ziliolo de Savina held the post of ducal secretary in Venice, in 1289. Another record shows the noble Savini di Siena family is on record holding lands in Sienna as early as 1355. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Cedeno family
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Cedeno Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Savio, Savi, Savioli, Saviotti, Saviozzi, Savoldi, Savoldini, Savonarola and many more.
Early Notables of the Cedeno family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cedeno family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Chally Savini, who settled in Philadelphia in 1816; Peter Savio, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1856 and 1904; Carmenussio Savino, who came to New York sometime between 1884 and 1905.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cedeno (post 1700)
- L. Cedeño (b. 1967), American indie pop and rock musician and recording artist
- José Dimas Cedeño Delgado (b. 1933), Roman Catholic archbishop of the Archdiocese of Panama (1994 to 2010)
- Dario Cedeño (b. 1991), Ecuadorian football defender
- Rubén Cedeño (b. 1952), Venezuelan musician, writer and speaker on metaphysical subjects
- Juan Cedeño (b. 1983), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
- Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vice-President and former First Lady of the Dominican Republic (2004-2012)
- Jean Carlos Cedeño (b. 1985), Panamanian footballer
- Melwin Cedeño (b. 1964), Puerto Rican actor and comedian
- Frank Cedeno, Filipino-English former boxer, WBC Flyweight Champion, The Ring Flyweight Champion (1983-1984)
- Domingo Antonio Cedeño Donastorg (b. 1968), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball former infielder
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