The distinguished surname Cesario can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily
, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily
itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. 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. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Cesario was derived from the given name "Cesare," and originally derived from the famous Roman family name "Caesar." In Classical times, the name "Caesar" was associated by folk etymology with the Latin Caesaries (head of hair).
Early Origins of the Cesario family
The surname Cesario was first found in the year 1278, where Nicol Cesareo was listed in the Sicilian city of Messina. Nicol Cesari, was a priest in Rome during the 14th century and worked closely with Pope Martino V. Later, Giulio Cesarini was a listed as a lawyer in Rome around 1400.
Early History of the Cesario family
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Cesario Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Cesario include Cesari, Cesare, Cesaro, Cesar, De Cesare, Cesaris, De Cesaris, Di Cesare, Cesarelli, Cesaretti, Cesarini, Cesarino, Cesarìn, Cesarotti, Cesaroni, Cesarone, Cesarano, Cesarato, Cesaratto, Cesariano, Cesareni and many more.
Early Notables of the Cesario family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Giuliano Cesarini was an ecclesiastic in Rome in 1470; Julian Cesarini the Elder (1398-1444), was an Italian cardinal from Rome; his son, Julian Cesarini the Younger (1466-1510) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal; Alessandro Cesarini (died 1542), was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Bishop of Pistoia; Cesare Cesarino of Varese was a prominent architect, military engineer, and painter during the early 16th century;
Giuseppe Cesari (c.
1568-1640) was an Italian mannerist... Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cesario Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cesario family to the New World and Oceana
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Cesario:
Cesario Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Angela Cesario, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Italy, in 1893
- Antonio Cesario, aged 25, who landed in America from Mirabello, in 1898
Cesario Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Cesario, aged 17, who settled in America from Lipari, in 1901
- Agostino Cesario, aged 30, who settled in America from S. Fili, Cosenza, in 1909
- Antonio Cesario, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Zenofiano, Italy, in 1910
- Alberto Cesario, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Napoli, Italy, in 1911
- Angela Cesario, aged 9, who landed in America from Trani, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cesario (post 1700)
- Samantha Cesario (b. 1993), American figure skater
- Juliet Cesario (b. 1967), American actress
- Jeff Cesario (b. 1953), American comedian and writer
- Emerson Cesario (b. 1988), Brazilian football player
- Marcus Vinícius Cesário (b. 1986), Brazilian footballer
- Enzo Bruno Cesario (b. 1980), Chilean professional track and road racing cyclist
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