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.
Early Origins of the Covino family
The surname Covino was first found in the early 13th century, in the town of Fiesole, which lies just outside of Florence.
Early History of the Covino family
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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.
Early Notables of the Covino 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 Covino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Covino family to the New World and Oceana
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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Covino (post 1700)
- Patrick Covino, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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