A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Covello. 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 Covello came from the Latin given name Jacobus.
Early Origins of the Covello family
The surname Covello was first found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.
Early History of the Covello family
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Covello Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Covello. These spelling variations
include Covelli, Covoni, Covell, Coviello, Covello, Coveillo, Covella, Covino, Covitto and many more.
Early Notables of the Covello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Covone Covoni, born in the 13th century in Florence, who was a military captain of Orsammichele in 1315, a priest in 1317, and... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Covello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Covello family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Covello were
Covello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Camillo Covello, aged 16, who landed in America from Lappano, Italy, in 1904
- Carmine Covello, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Acri, Italy, in 1909
- Anastasia Covello, aged 27, who landed in America from Aprigliano, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Covello, aged 42, who landed in America from Canoi, Palermo, in 1910
- Antonio Covello, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Rose, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Covello (post 1700)
- Dallice F. Covello, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Alfred V. Covello (1933-1992), United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (1992-)