Venice. 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 Venice 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 Costanti came from the given name Costante, to which many have added the ending "-ino." The name Costante was itself derived from the Latin name Constans, which means firm, constant or steadfast, and is also the participle of the verb constare, which means to stand firm. Constante, in its Latin version Costantinus, was already a surname at the time of the Imperial Age in Rome. This fact, as well as the devotion to the many saints bearing this name, gave rise to the popularity of the name.
Early Origins of the Costanti family
Venice, where the earliest records date back to the year 1299, when the Costantini family moved from the town of Concordia to Venice, where they were officially accepted into the noble class.
Early History of the Costanti family
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Costanti Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Costanti include Costante, Costanti, Incostante, Costantini, Costantino, Costantin and many more.
Early Notables of the Costanti family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Costanti family to the New World and Oceana
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