D'amore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the D'amore family
The surname D'amore was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the D'amore family
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D'amore Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amore, Amori, D'Amore, D'Amori, D'Amuri, Dell'Amore, Amorello, Amoriello, Amorelli, Amorino, Amorini, Amorese, Amouri and many more.
Early Notables of the D'amore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'amore family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hamurt Amore, who arrived in Virginia in 1646; Marrice Amore, who came to Maryland in 1665; Thomas Amore, who arrived in Virginia in 1702; John S. Demore, who arrived in Boston in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name D'amore (post 1700) +
- John Damore, professional American football player
- Caroline D'Amore (b. 1984), American model, and actress
- F. Paul D'Amore, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1972 
- Emilio D'Amore (1915-2017), Italian writer, journalist, and politician, Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1963-1968) and (1948-1958)
- Henry John "Hank" D'Amore (1919-1994), Canadian ice hockey centre
- Nick Damore (b. 1916), retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
- Angela D'Amore (b. 1971), former Australian politician
- Scott Francis D'Amore (b. 1972), Canadian professional wrestler, manager, promoter, booker and entrepreneur
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