Demarco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Italian surname Demarco is a patronymic surname; that is, one created from the personal (first) name of an ancestor. In this case, the surname was created from Marco, which comes from the from Latin Marcus. As the Italian "di" means "of," we may interpret the surname as meaning "son or descendant of Marco."
Early Origins of the Demarco family
The surname Demarco was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the province of Messina, where a family of this have long been found. The city of Messina was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century B.C., was a free city allied with Rome, and over the centuries was taken successively by the Goths, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards, and finally (in 1860) by Garibaldi and the Italians. In 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. The family of this name in Sicily are said to have come from Spain sometime before the 13th century and were conjecturally descended from a 3rd century Pope Marcellus who resided in Paris.
Early History of the Demarco family
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Demarco Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: De Marco, Marco, Marcko, Di Marco, Marcoz, De Marchi, Di Marco, Di Marko, DeMarco and many more.
Early Notables of the Demarco family (pre 1700)
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Demarco migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Demarco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Prosper DeMarco, who settled in Mississippi in 1898
- Prosper DeMarco, who arrived in Mississippi in 1898 
Demarco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francesco DeMarco, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1902
- Alfonso DeMarco, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Mendicino, in 1903
- Anna DeMarco, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Messina, in 1903
- Fred DeMarco, who settled in Arizona in 1904
- Adamo DeMarco, aged 18, who landed in America from Francanilla, Italy, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Demarco (post 1700) +
- Robert "Bob" DeMarco (b. 1938), former American football center
- Brian DeMarco (b. 1972), retired American NFL offensive lineman
- Mario Joseph DeMarco (1924-1956), former American college football, National Football League, and professional Canadian football player
- Tony DeMarco (b. 1932), American former boxer and world welterweight champion
- Tom DeMarco (b. 1940), American software engineer, author, teacher and speaker on software engineering topics
- Ralph F. DeMarco, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 
- Paul M. DeMarco, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008 
- Joseph A. DeMarco, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1960 
- John W. DeMarco, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 
- Al DeMarco, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Florida State Senate 40th District, 1978 
- ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html