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Where did the Italian Demarco family come from? What is the Italian Demarco family crest and coat of arms? When did the Demarco family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Demarco family history?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."
Spelling variations of this family name include: De Marco, Marco, Marcko, Di Marco, Marcoz, De Marchi, Di Marco, Di Marko, DeMarco and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demarco research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1643 is included under the topic Early Demarco History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Demarco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Demarco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Demarco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Demarco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demarco Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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