Show ContentsDipietro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dipietro can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. 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 Venice 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 Dipietro came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Early Origins of the Dipietro family

The surname Dipietro was first found in the city of Pavia, where records are found in 1040 with Manfredi and Arizzone Pietra, feudal Lords of the territories of Pietra, Bissone, and Costa.

Early History of the Dipietro family

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Dipietro 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 Dipietro include Pietri, Petri, Petris, Pedri, Pieri, Pero, Pierri, Pierro, Perris, Peire, Peiro, Peyro, De Pietri, De Pietro, Di Pietro, Di Pietro, De Petris, De Pero, Depero, Di Pierro, Petrich, Petric, Petrovich, Petrovic, Perich and many more.

Early Notables of the Dipietro family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Cecco di Pietro, (c. 1330-1402), Italian painter of the Pisan School, date of birth cannot be confirmed, some mention of working with the painter Paolo di Lazzarino in 1350; Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch, considered to be one of the four great Italian poets, Born in Florence in the 14th century, one of his most famous poems is entitled "Il Canzoniere"; Other bearers of this name from this era include: Riccardo Petroni, a Cardinal in Siena in 1313; Cola Petruccioli, a painter in Perugia in 1401 whose works can be seen at...
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Dipietro Ranking

In the United States, the name Dipietro is the 6,821st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Dipietro migration to the United States +

Early records show that people bearing the name Dipietro arrived in North America quite early:

Dipietro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andrea DiPietro, aged 29, who landed in America from Teramon, in 1905
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 28, who landed in America from Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Bitiguano, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo DiPietro, aged 52, who landed in America from Novara, Italy, in 1910
  • Adelina DiPietro, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Secinara, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dipietro (post 1700) +

  • Robert J. DiPietro, American politician, Mayor of Laurel, Maryland, 1978-86 [2]
  • David J. DiPietro, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for New York State Senate 59th District, 2008 [2]
  • Robert Louis Paul "Bob" DiPietro (b. 1927), American former Major League Baseball right handed pitcher
  • Rebecca DiPietro (b. 1979), American model and former WWE Diva
  • Joe DiPietro (b. 1961), American two-time Tony award winning playwright and author
  • Rick DiPietro Jr. (b. 1981), American professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Paul DiPietro (b. 1970), Canadian-born, Swiss professional ice hockey player at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Rocky DiPietro (b. 1956), Canadian Football League receiver, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997

Flight 191
  • Darlene Dipietro (d. 1979), American passenger from Park Ridge, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [3]

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  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook