The Domino surname is derived from the Latin given name "Damianus," which in turn comes from the name of a Greek goddess, Damia. There was an early Christian saint named Damian, martyred in Cilicia in the year 303, under emperor Domitian. There was also a St. Damian, who lived in the 7th-8th centuries recorded as the Bishop of Pavia. These two saints, no doubt have contributed the popularity of this name.
Early Origins of the Domino family
The surname Domino was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Saint Peter Damian "Pietro Damiani," in Italian (circa 1007-1072) was an Italian religious reformer, who was a Camaldolese monk at Fonte-Avellino (near Gubbio).
Early History of the Domino family
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Domino Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Damon, Daymon, Damyon, Damond, Daumont, Damont, D'Homan, Damian, Damian, Damino, Damini, Damman and many more.
Early Notables of the Domino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Domino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Domino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Georg Anton Domino, who arrived in Texas in 1845
Domino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jay Domino, who settled in West Virginia in 1906
- Giacomo Domino, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Villarosa, Sicily, in 1908
- Gaetano Domino, aged 6, who settled in America from Costighone, Sicily, in 1909
- Giovanni Domino, aged 17, who landed in America from Villabate, Sicily, in 1913
- Giuseppe Domino, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Castellammaro, Sicily, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Domino (post 1700)
- Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. (1928-2017), American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter, awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, awarded him the National Medal of Arts in 1998
- John Domino, American politician, Mayor of Depew, New York, 1955-59
- Carl J. Domino (b. 1944), American Representative in the House of Representatives
- Floyd Domino, American two-time Grammy Award winning Western Swing musician
- Anna Domino, Tokyo-born indie rock artist
- Leonard Anthony Domino (b. 1950), Canadian politician in Manitoba