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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Dimaggio family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although 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, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Dimaggio came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.

Dimaggio Early Origins



The surname Dimaggio was first found in the city of Cremona, where records are found with the Maggi family, from which came 57 priests between 1096 and 1791.

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Dimaggio Spelling Variations


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Dimaggio Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Dimaggio include Maggio, Maggi, Maggiolini, Maggini, Maggiello, Maggiora, Maganini, Maggiolo, Maggioni, Maggione, Maggiore, Maggiulini, Magguilli, Maghetti, Magis, Magio, Magiocco and many more.

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Dimaggio Early History


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Dimaggio Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dimaggio research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1630 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Dimaggio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dimaggio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dimaggio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Carlo Maria Maggi (1630-1699), an Italian scholar, writer and poet in Milan; and Giovanni Paolo Maggini, a violin-maker in Brescia during the 16th century. He...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dimaggio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dimaggios to arrive on North American shores:

Dimaggio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfio DiMaggio, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1893

Dimaggio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo DiMaggio, aged 18, who arrived in America from Balestrate, Palermo, in 1909
  • Domenico DiMaggio, aged 23, who arrived in America from Cinise, Sicily, in 1909
  • Francesco DiMaggio, aged 51, who arrived in America from S. Maria a Vica, Italy, in 1910
  • Francesco DiMaggio, aged 40, who arrived in America from Conversano, Italy, in 1911
  • Emannuele DiMaggio, aged 28, who arrived in America from S. Giuseppe L., 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 Dimaggio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimaggio (post 1700)



  • Peter DiMaggio, American internationally recognized expert on the design of blast resistant buildings
  • Vincent Paul "Vince" DiMaggio (1912-1986), American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Dominic Paul DiMaggio (1917-2009), nicknamed "The Little Professor", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Paul Joseph DiMaggio (b. 1951), American educator
  • John William DiMaggio (b. 1968), American voice actor, and a skilled Beatboxer
  • Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (1914-1999), American baseball player and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Andrew DiMaggio, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1975-77

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

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