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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Covino. 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 Covino came from the Latin given name Jacobus.

Covino Early Origins



The surname Covino was first found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.

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Covino Spelling Variations


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Covino 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 Covino include Covelli, Covoni, Covell, Coviello, Covello, Coveillo, Covella, Covino, Covitto and many more.

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Covino Early History


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Covino Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Covino research. More information is included under the topic Early Covino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Covino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Covino Early Notables (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 Covino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Covino:

Covino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adele Covino, aged 9, who settled in America from Pannarano, Italy, in 1907
  • Carmine Covino, aged 39, who landed in America from Pannarano, Italy, in 1907
  • Domenico Covino, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Morra Irpino, Avellino, in 1908
  • Andrea Covino, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from S. Vitaliano, Italy, in 1909
  • Amello Covino, aged 19, who settled in America from Arpaise, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Covino (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Covino (post 1700)



  • Steve Covino (b. 1989), American soccer player
  • Christina Covino, American two-time Daytime Emmy Award winning and two-time Writers Guild of America Award winning television soap opera writer, known for her work on All My Children and As the World Turns
  • Steve Covino (b. 1976), known as "el Covino", American Latino Radio Talk Show Host/Disc Jockey on Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • Patrick Covino, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Covino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Covino Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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