A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname D'errico. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, people in Tuscany, who had been going 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 patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types of name created in this region. The surname D'errico was created from came from the Teutonic name Henry. In fact, the name Henry is derived from the Old German Haimric which means home-rule. There were many Teutonic names in Italy following the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the D'errico family
D'errico 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 D'errico include and others.
Migration of the D'errico family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name D'errico:
Contemporary Notables of the name D'errico (post 1700)
- David D'Errico (b. 1952), retired American soccer player
- Donna D'Errico (b. 1968), American actress and model, best known for her starring role on the television series Baywatch
- Luca D'Errico (b. 1992), Italian footballer
- Camilla D'Errico, Canadian comic book illustrator, painter and visual artist