Geronimo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Geronimo family
The surname Geronimo 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. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti.
History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Geronimo (1829-1909) was a famous leader and medicine man in America. The name was derived from the Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache word for "the one who yawns."
Early History of the Geronimo family
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Geronimo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Geronimo, Germonio, Gerobino, Gerolini, Gerolino, Ieronimo, Iermonio, Ierobino, Ierolini, Ierolino, Gerollino and many more.
Early Notables of the Geronimo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Saint Francesco de Geronimo, also Francis Jerome (1642-1716) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest. He was born in Grottaglie on 17 December 1642 as the eldest of eleven children to Giovanni Leonardo di Geronimo and Gentilesca Gravina. He received his ordination to the priesthood in Naples on 18 March 1666 from the Bishop of Pozzuoli Benito Sanchez de Herrera. Not long after the Jesuit...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Geronimo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cito germinat
Motto Translation: Bring quickly