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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. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1529, 1443, 1497, 1678, 1716, 1712, 1793, 1699, 1760 and 1756 are 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 priests to the Republic; another Guardi family of Florence produced seven priests between 1471 and 1529; yet a third Florentine Guardi...

Another 61 words (4 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


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The Great Migration



Immigrants bearing the name Dioguardi or a variant listed above include:

Dioguardi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caterina Dioguardi, aged 20, originally from Mezzoluso, Palermo, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Palermo, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-G6P : 6 December 2014), Caterina Dioguardi, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Santa Dioguardi, aged 23, originally from Cerda, Sicily, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Palermo, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-B2G : 6 December 2014), Santa Dioguardi, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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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, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1985-1989)
  • Nick Dioguardi (1932-2015), Italian-born, American racing driver
  • Pasta Dioguardi, Argentine film and TV actor

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-G6P : 6 December 2014), Caterina Dioguardi, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-B2G : 6 December 2014), Santa Dioguardi, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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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