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The distinguished surname Di pietro 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 Di pietro came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Di pietro Early Origins



The surname Di pietro 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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Di pietro Spelling Variations


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Di pietro Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Di pietro 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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Di pietro Early History


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Di pietro Early History



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

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Di pietro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Di pietro 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 Di pietro 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Di pietro arrived in North America quite early:

Di pietro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea DiPietro, aged 29, who landed in America from Teramon, in 1905
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 28, who landed in America from Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Bitiguano, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 52, who landed in America from Novara, Italy, in 1910
  • Adelina DiPietro, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Secinara, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Di pietro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Di pietro (post 1700)



  • Robert Louis Paul "Bob" DiPietro (b. 1927), American former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher
  • Rebecca DiPietro (b. 1979), American model and former WWE Diva
  • Joe DiPietro (b. 1961), American two-time Tony Award winning playwright and author
  • Rick DiPietro Jr. (b. 1981), American professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Robert J. DiPietro, American politician, Mayor of Laurel, Maryland, 1978-86
  • David J. DiPietro, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for New York State Senate 59th District, 2008
  • Paul DiPietro (b. 1970), Canadian-born, Swiss professional ice hockey player at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Rocky DiPietro (b. 1956), Canadian Football League receiver, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997

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Di pietro Historic Events


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Di pietro Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Darlene Dipietro, American passenger from Park Ridge, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Di pietro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Di pietro 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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