A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Coviello. 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 Coviello came from the Latin given name Jacobus.
Early Origins of the Coviello family
The surname Coviello was first found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.
Early History of the Coviello family
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Coviello Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Coviello include Covelli, Covoni, Covell, Coviello, Covello, Coveillo, Covella, Covino, Covitto and many more.
Early Notables of the Coviello 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 Coviello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coviello family to the New World and Oceana
Early records show that people bearing the name Coviello arrived in North America quite early: Nicho Covell, who arrived in Virginia in 1648; Anna Covino, aged 26, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Ceppaloni, Italy, in 1920; Antonio Covino, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pannarano, Italy, in 1922.
Contemporary Notables of the name Coviello (post 1700)
- Charles J. Coviello Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1981 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html