Show ContentsDegregorio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Degregorio is a patronymic surname came from the personal name Gregorein, which means "to be awake" or "watchful." Patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, were the most common type of family name found in this region.

Early Origins of the Degregorio family

The surname Degregorio 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Perhpas the earliest record of the name is of Goro di Gregorio (circa 1300-34,) Italian sculptor and goldsmith, documented in Siena, Massa Marittima and Messina.

Early History of the Degregorio family

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Degregorio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregorio, Gregori, Gregor, Grigori, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Grioli, Grigoletto, Grigoli, Gregoretti, Grecorace, Gorioli, Goratti, Gorian and many more.

Early Notables of the Degregorio family (pre 1700)

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Degregorio Ranking

In the United States, the name Degregorio is the 17,801st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Degregorio family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vincenzo Gregorio, age 40, who arrived in America on June 28, 1880, aboard the "Nederland"; Pietro Gregorini, age 22, who arrived in New York on March 4, 1882, aboard the ".

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