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The distinguished surname Depietro can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Depietro came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Depietro Early Origins



The surname Depietro was first found in the city of Pavia, where records are found in 1040 with Manfredi and Arizzone Pietra, feudal Lords of the territories of Pietra, Bissone, and Costa.

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Depietro Spelling Variations


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Depietro Spelling Variations



Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Depietro. These spelling variations include Pietri, Petri, Petris, Pedri, Pieri, Pero, Pierri, Pierro, Perris, Peire, Peiro, Peyro, De Pietri, De Pietro, Di Pietro, Di Pietro, De Petris, De Pero, Depero, Di Pierro, Petrich, Petric, Petrovich, Petrovic, Perich and many more.

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Depietro Early History


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Depietro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Depietro research. More information is included under the topic Early Depietro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Depietro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Depietro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Cecco di Pietro, ( c. 1330-1402), Italian painter of the Pisan School, date of birth cannot be confirmed, some mention of working with the painter Paolo di Lazzarino in 1350; Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch, considered to be one of the four great...

Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Depietro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Depietro:

Depietro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vincenzo DePietro, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Nicola DePietro, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1897

Depietro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giovanni DePietro, aged 23, who landed in America from Morra Irpina, in 1900
  • Alfonso DePietro, aged 39, who emigrated to America from Siano, Italy, in 1906
  • Raffaele DePietro, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from Bonito, Italy, in 1910
  • Nicholas Depietro, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Giuseppo DePietro, aged 18, who settled in America from Vizzini, Sicily, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Depietro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Depietro (post 1700)



  • Alfred J. DePietro, American politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eighteenth Essex District, 2002
  • Joseph DePietro (1914-1999), American gold medalist weightlifter at the 1948 Summer Olympics and the World Championships in 1947

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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Depietro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Depietro 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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