Delaurentis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Delaurentis. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Delaurentis came from the given name Lorenzo, which is derived from the Latin name Laurentius. The Latin name Laurentia was given to the inhabitants of a very ancient pre-Latin city by the name of Laurentum.
Early Origins of the Delaurentis family
The surname Delaurentis was first found in the city of Florence.
Early History of the Delaurentis family
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Delaurentis Spelling Variations
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 Delaurentis include Laurènzi, Lorenzi, Lorenzo,Laurenzi, Laurèntis, Laurentis, De Lorenzo, Di Lorenzo, De Lorenzis, De Laurenzis, De Laurentis, Lorenzetti, Lorenzetto, Lorenzini, Lorenzìn, Lorenzin, Lorenzni, Lorenn, Lorenzato, Lorenzutti, Lorenzùt, Rènzi, De Renzi, De Renzis, Rènsi, Renzo, Renza, Renzetti, Renzini, Renzni, Renzulli and many more.
Early Notables of the Delaurentis family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bernardo Di Lorenzo, who became a prior in 1479; Lorenzo il Magnifico (1449-1492), a highly educated man and an ambassador to Rome and Naples. Ambrogio Lorenzetti was a Florentine painter born in 1290 who was highly influenced by the artistic style of the Byzantines. He died tragically...
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Migration of the Delaurentis family
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Delaurentis: Thomas Lorenzo, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778; Maria Lorenzo, who arrived in New Orleans in 1779; Carlo Lorenzetti arrived in Allegheny Pennsylvania in 1892.
Contemporary Notables of the name Delaurentis (post 1700)
- Susan DeLaurentis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 
- Dino De Laurentis, Italian filmmaker
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