A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname Giammarco. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany
. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal
System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Giammarco came from a popular variation of the well-known personal name
Giovanni, or John.
Early Origins of the Giammarco family
The surname Giammarco was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), with Lapo Gianni in 1270. Gianni was a lyric poet and a friend of famous authors Dante and Cavalcanti.
Early History of the Giammarco family
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Giammarco Spelling Variations
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations
in the name Giammarco include Gianni, Giani, Ianni, Ianne, Ianno, Giannelli, Gianelli, Giannillo, Gianniello, Giannella, Gianella, Giannarelli, Giannetti, Gianetti, Gianettini, Giannetto, Gianetto, Giannitto, Giannini, Gianini, Giannino, Gianino, Iannetti, Ianetti, Iannitti, Iannacco and many more.
Early Notables of the Giammarco family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Lapo Gianni (died after 1328) an Italian poet who lived in Florence, eleven ballads and six songs of his remain; Donato Giannotti, a political writer and historian in Florence around 1500; Giugio Pippi di Giannuzzi, a painter and architect who assisted Raphael. When Raphael... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giammarco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Giammarco family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Giammarco:
Giammarco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Caterina Giammarco, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Introdacqua, Italy, in 1907
- Emialio Giammarco, aged 17, who landed in America from Prezza, Aquilla, Italy, in 1911
- Angelo Giammarco, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Inhatracgua, Italy, in 1914
- Arcangelo Giammarco, aged 14, who landed in America from Inhatracgua, Italy, in 1914
- Alessandro Giammarco, aged 45, who landed in America from Introdacgna, Italy, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Giammarco (post 1700)
- David Giammarco, two-time Academy Award nominated American sound engineer
- Henry J. Giammarco, American politician, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Luca Giammarco, Italian top-ranked slalom skateboarder
- David Giammarco, Canadian-born television personality, actor, journalist
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