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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Dionisio. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Dionisio family lived in the city of Verona, where members of the Dionisi family were involved in the Noble Council in 1422.

Dionisio Early Origins



The surname Dionisio was first found in the city of Verona, where members of the Dionisi family were involved in the Noble Council in 1422.

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Dionisio Spelling Variations


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Dionisio 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 characteristic. 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 Dionisio include Dionisio, Dioniso, Donio, Dionisotti, Dionisi, Dionis, Doniso, Donisi, D'Onise, D'Onisi, Addonisio, Addonizio, Denisi, Dionigi and many more.

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Dionisio Early History


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Dionisio Early History



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

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Dionisio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dionisio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Paolo Dionisi of Verona during the 16th century, who studied at the University of Padua and became a teacher of medicine; Filippo Lorenzo Dionisi of Rome was a theologian and philosopher with exceptional...

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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dionisio or a variant listed above:

Dionisio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josef Dionisio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Leandro Dionisio, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dionisio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Domenico Dionisio, aged 40, who landed in America from Ofena, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Dionisio, aged 19, who landed in America from Ischitella, Italy, in 1913
  • Antonio Dionisio, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from S. Ippolito, Italy, in 1913
  • Carmina Dionisio, aged 28, who settled in America from S. Angelo, Italy, in 1913
  • Concetta Dionisio, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Pozzillo, Italy, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dionisio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dionisio (post 1700)



  • Silvia Dionisio (b. 1951), Italian actress
  • Jethro "The Jet" Dionisio (b. 1972), Philippine shooter at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Christian Corrêa Dionisio (b. 1975), Brazilian retired footballer
  • Ralph Joshua Dela Cruz Dionisio (b. 1994), Filipino actor

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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