The name Digregorio is a patronymic
surname came from the personal name
Gregorein, which means "to be awake" or "watchful." Patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, were the most common type of family name found in this region.
Early Origins of the Digregorio family
The surname Digregorio was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. In those 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. Perhpas the earliest record of the name is of Goro di Gregorio (circa 1300-34,) Italian sculptor and goldsmith, documented in Siena, Massa Marittima and Messina.
Early History of the Digregorio family
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Digregorio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gregorio, Gregori, Gregor, Grigori, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Grioli, Grigoletto, Grigoli, Gregoretti, Grecorace, Gorioli, Goratti, Gorian and many more.
Early Notables of the Digregorio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Digregorio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vincenzo Gregorio, age 40, who arrived in America on June 28, 1880, aboard the "Nederland"; Pietro Gregorini, age 22, who arrived in New York on March 4, 1882, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Digregorio (post 1700)
- Abbey DiGregorio, American voice actress
- Gaspar or Gaspare DiGregorio (1905-1970), New York mobster and a high-ranking member of the Bonanno crime family
- Ernest DiGregorio (b. 1951), retired American National Basketball player
- William Joel "Taz" DiGregorio (1944-2011), American longtime member and keyboardist for the Charlie Daniels Band