Tuscany, including the notable surname Cipro. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Cipro came from the Greek name kyprios, which literally means Cyprus or the tree island. The name became popular in Italy due to the fame of Saint Cipriani, the Bishop of Cartagine who was martyred in 258. In those early centuries, with the spread of Christianity, parents often named their children after saints in the hope of invoking that particular saint's protection over the child in later years.
Early Origins of the Cipro family
Early History of the Cipro family
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Cipro Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Cipro include Cipri, Cipro, Cipriani, and Cipriano and others.
Early Notables of the Cipro family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cipro family to the New World and Oceana
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