The distinguished surname Del vecchio 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. Although 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, the nickname
type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Del vecchio came from a person who was of aged appearance. The surname Del vecchio is derived from the Italian word vecchi, which further derives from the late Latin word veclus, which mean old, aged, or elderly.
Early Origins of the Del vecchio family
The surname Del vecchio was first found in Rieti, a city on the borders of the Papal States.
Early History of the Del vecchio family
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Del vecchio Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Del vecchio are Vecchi, Della Vecchia, La Vecchia, Del Vecchio, De Vecchi, Lo Vecchio, Vecchia, Vecchiatini, Vecchione, Vecchiotti, Vec China
, Vecchiarini, Vecchiarelli, Vechietti, Vechiet, Vechione, Vecchiato, Vecchiuzzo and many more.
Early Notables of the Del vecchio family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Palma il Vecchio (c.
1480-1528), born Jacopo Palma or known as Jacopo Negretti, an Italian painter of the Venetian school born at Serina Alta near Bergamo; Pietro della Vecchia, also sometimes known as Pietro Muttoni, (1603-1678), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; and... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Del vecchio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Del vecchio family to the New World and Oceana
Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Del vecchio or a variant listed above:
Del vecchio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles DelVecchio, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1810 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Del vecchio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna DelVecchio, aged 5, who landed in America from Naples, in 1906
- Amedeo DelVecchio, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Guardia Saf., Italy, in 1907
- Berardino DelVecchio, aged 20, who landed in America from Auversa, Aguola, Italy, in 1908
- Antonio DelVecchio, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Pignataro Maggiore, Italy, in 1909
- Antonio Delvecchio, aged 30, who landed in America from Fano, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Del vecchio (post 1700)
- Paul DelVecchio (b. 1980), American television personality and professional disc jockey
- David M. DelVecchio, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Gennaro Delvecchio (b. 1978), Italian footballer
- Marco Delvecchio (b. 1973), Italian retired footballer
- Alexander Peter "Fats" Delvecchio (b. 1931), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player, three-time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, won three Stanley Cups with Detroit Red Wings, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1977)
The Del vecchio Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Caesaris Sum
Motto Translation: I am Caesar