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The distinguished surname Debenedictis originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States 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 Debenedictis came from the first name "Benito," which is the Italian form of Benedict, which means blessed.

Debenedictis Early Origins



The surname Debenedictis was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S. Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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.

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Debenedictis Spelling Variations


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Debenedictis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Benzi, Benzo, Benza, Bensi, Penzo, Penza, Pensi, Penso, Benzizni, Benzani, Benzan and many more.

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Debenedictis Early History


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Debenedictis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debenedictis research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1405, 1414, 1819, 1530 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Debenedictis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debenedictis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debenedictis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Debenedictis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Debenedictis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela De Benedictis, aged 27, originally from Mosciano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67F-T3B : 6 December 2014), Angela De Benedictis, 06 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Vincenzo De Benedictis, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WN-RWP : 6 December 2014), Vincenzo De Benedictis, 25 Oct 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Dominico DeBenedictis, aged 18, originally from Palo Del Colle, Italy, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-ZMR : 6 December 2014), Dominico DeBenedictis, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pietro De Benedictis, aged 29, originally from S Giovanni, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-9TL : 6 December 2014), Pietro De Benedictis, 03 May 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Debenedictis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Debenedictis (post 1700)



  • Erika Alden DeBenedictis (b. 1992), American student who was awarded second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, eponym of the 23131 Debenedictis, a main belt asteroid
  • Dean DeBenedictis, American composer, musician and performer, son of Dick DeBenedictis
  • Richard "Dick" DeBenedictis (b. 1937), American ten-time Emmy Award nominated composer noted for composing music for television shows including Perry Mason, Columbo, Matlock, Police Story and many more
  • Guistino DeBenedictis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President), 1916 (alternate) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mario Debenedictis (b. 1966), Canadian former professional ice hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67F-T3B : 6 December 2014), Angela De Benedictis, 06 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WN-RWP : 6 December 2014), Vincenzo De Benedictis, 25 Oct 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-ZMR : 6 December 2014), Dominico DeBenedictis, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-9TL : 6 December 2014), Pietro De Benedictis, 03 May 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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