A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Delfiorio. 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 Delfiorio came from the personal name
"Fiore," which is derived from the Latin "flos floris," which means "flower blossom."
Early Origins of the Delfiorio family
The surname Delfiorio was first found in Pistoia, when a Fioravante was a member of the government council in the city.
Early History of the Delfiorio family
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Delfiorio 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 Delfiorio include Fiore, Fiori, Fiora, Fior, Floris, Flores, Dal Fiore, Dalla Fior, Di Fiore, La Fiore, Fiorelli, Fiorello, Fiorella, Fiorellini, Fiorellino, Fiorillo, Fioriglio, Fioretti, Fioretto, Fioritto, Fiorotto, Fiorucci, Fioruzzi, Fioroni, Fiorone, Fiorani, Fioranti, Fiorasi and many more.
Early Notables of the Delfiorio family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Ridolfo "Aristotile" Fioravanti (1415-1486), an Italian Renaissance
architect; Federico Fiori, a painter born in Urbino in 1535, who studied under Michelangelo and Vasari in Rome. Leonardo Fioravanti was a respected doctor in Bologna around this time; Angelo Maria Fiore was a cellist and composed... Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delfiorio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delfiorio family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Delfiorio: Maria Fiore, age 36, who arrived in New York city aboard the SS Letimbro from Palermo, December 3, 1888, Stefano Fiore, who traveled on the SS Alesia from Naples, arriving in NY on March 22, 1893, Giuseppe Fiorella, who took the S.S. Italia from Naples, arriving at the Port of New York on 2 March 1913, as well as a bearer of Fiorelli who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840..