. As a surname, Davide was a
David. In honor of the biblical king of this name, version of this name can be found throughout Christian Europe.
and can be traced back to the 14th century, with Antonio David, an ecclesiastic at the time.
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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 Davide include Davide, David, Davidi, Davidde, Davidico, Dàvid, Davìd, Davit and many more.
Prominent among members of the family was Lorenzo Davidico, born in Pavia in 1513, who was an expert in the Greek and Latin languages; members of the David family were counts of Serravalle, a town near Turin. Ludovico Antonio David was a famous 17th century painter in Lugano whose works can... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Davide Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.