The Donofrio surname comes from the Italian personal name
Onofrio, which is derived from the Latin Onnuphrius. It became a popular Christian name, mainly in Southern Italy due to St. Onofrio, a 5th-century Egyptian martyr.
Early Origins of the Donofrio family
The surname Donofrio was first found in Emilia. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Donofrio family
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Donofrio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: D'Onofrio, D'Onofri, Nofri, Noferi, Noferini, Onofrio and many more.
Early Notables of the Donofrio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Donofrio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Donofrio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Luigi Donofrio, who settled in Ashtabula Co. OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
Contemporary Notables of the name Donofrio (post 1700)
- Vincent Philip d'Onofrio (b. 1959), American actor, director, producer, writer, and singer, known for his roles as Edgar/the Bug in Men in Black, Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and most recently as Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series Daredevil
- Mark Emil D'Onofrio (b. 1969), American college football coach and former professional player
- Heather Daly Donofrio (b. 1969), American professional golfer
- Nicholas M. Donofrio (b. 1945), Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at the IBM Corporation until 2008
- Beverly Donofrio (b. 1950), American author
- Carl J. D'Onofrio, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Denis D'Onofrio (b. 1989), Italian professional football player
- Elizabeth D'Onofrio (b. 1957), film producer, actress, and acting coach, brother of Vincent d'Onofrio
- Pietro D'Onofrio, Peruvian founder of D'Onofrio in 1859 which produces confectionery products, now a subsidiary of Nestlé
- Dominique D'Onofrio (b. 1953), Italo-Belgian football coach