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The distinguished surname De luca can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname De luca was derived from the Latin given name Lucas, which was also a form of the Greek name Loucas. During the Middle Ages, the name became popular due to St. Luke the Evangelist.

De luca Early Origins



The surname De luca was first found in Barletta when Ludivico Luca was governor in 1340.

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De luca Spelling Variations


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De luca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: DeLuca, Luca, Lucantoni, Lucarelli, Lucariello, Lucarini, Lucas, Lucatti, Lucattini, Lucca, Luccarini, Lucchelli, Lucchetta, Lucchetti, Lucchi, Lucchini, Lucco, Luchelli, Luchetta, Luchetti, Luchi, Luchini and many more.

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De luca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De luca Early Notables (pre 1700)



By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De luca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan DeLuca, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835
  • Alfonso DeLuca, aged 35, who settled in America from Castellemone di Italia, in 1898

De luca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelina DeLuca, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Cerzeto, in 1900
  • Andrea DeLuca, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Arpaia, Italy, in 1907
  • Achille DeLuca, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Palermo, Sicily, in 1907
  • Angelo DeLuca, aged 18, who settled in America from Cagliacozzo, Aguola, in 1908
  • Albina DeLuca, aged 23, who settled in America from Mantsico, 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 De luca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De luca (post 1700)



  • Frederick A. "Fred" DeLuca (1947-2015), American businessman, co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich shops
  • Louis C. DeLuca, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee; Member of Connecticut State Senate 32nd District, 1991-
  • George B. DeLuca (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York; Elected 1954; Defeated, 1958; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960
  • Emil DeLuca, American Republican politician, Mayor of Elmsford, New York; Elected unopposed 1951, 1953; Elected 1957
  • Anthony J. Deluca, American Democrat politician, Member of Delaware State Senate 11th District; Elected 1998
  • Anthony DeLuca, American politician, Mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, 2003-07
  • Anthony DeLuca, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2000
  • Maura DeLuca, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2012
  • Robert N. DeLuca, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Giorgio DeLuca, American businessman, one of the founders, along with Joel Dean and Jack Ceglic, of the gourmet grocery store Dean & DeLuca
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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    The De luca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De luca 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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