Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Fazio. 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 Fazio family lived in this area, where the Fazio family lived as early as 1209.
Early Origins of the Fazio family
Venice were they seated in 1209. They later branched to Sicily when maestro Giovanni Fazo held a mansion and estates from Frederico II.
Early History of the Fazio family
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Fazio Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fazio, Fazzio, Fazia, Fazzin, Fazzina, Fazzino, Fazzini, Fazzioli, Fazzuoli, Fazzia, Fazi and many more.
Early Notables of the Fazio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fazio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fazio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Fazio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Fazio (post 1700)
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