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The distinguished surname Dioguardi can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. 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 Sicily 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 Dioguardi was derived from the name "Dioguardi," which is derived from the medieval phrase Dioguardi or diotiguardi, which means God watch over you.

Dioguardi Early Origins



The surname Dioguardi was first found in Sorrento, with Pietro-Siniscalco Guardati in 1404. More ancient is Domini Guardato, who was a landowner, soldier, and intellectual in the region, but records reveal no date.

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Dioguardi Spelling Variations


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Dioguardi Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Dioguardi include Dioguardi, Diotiguardi, Guardi, Guarducci, Guardadio, Guardia, Guardato and many more.

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Dioguardi Early History


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Dioguardi Early History



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

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Dioguardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dioguardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Zaccheria Guardati, an important lawyer in Sorrento; Cesare Guardati worked with king Philip III of Spain; the Guardi family of Florence contributed two...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dioguardi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Immigrants bearing the name Dioguardi or a variant listed above include: Alfonso Guarducci, aged 24, who arrived at Ellis Island from Serravalle, Firenze, in 1909; Aristide Guarducci, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island from Prato, Italy, in 1913.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dioguardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dioguardi (post 1700)



  • Joseph J. DioGuardi (b. 1940), American politician, Representative from New York 20th District, 1985-89; Defeated, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

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