Giampietro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Giampietro. 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 Giampietro came from a popular variation of the well-known personal name Giovanni, or John.
Early Origins of the Giampietro family
The surname Giampietro 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 Giampietro family
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Giampietro Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Giampietro are 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 Giampietro 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 died in 1520, Giannuzzi completed the Transfiguration in the Vatican at Rome. Antonio Giannotti was Bishop of Forlì in 1563, and of Urbino in 1568; Antonio Gianettini, born in Venice in 1649, was a composer of operas, cantatas, oratorios...
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Giampietro migration to the United States +
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Giampietro:
Giampietro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Caterina Giampietro, aged 5, who immigrated to America, in 1896
Giampietro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Donato Giampietro, aged 22, who settled in America from Biccari, Italy, in 1909
- Antonio Giampietro, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Biccari, Italy, in 1909
- Angela Giampietro, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Castelluccio, Italy, in 1910
- Carmine Giampietro, aged 2, who landed in America from Colleretto Parella, Italy, in 1912
- Angelo Giampietro, aged 22, who landed in America from Mola, Italy, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Giampietro (post 1700) +
- Frank Giampietro, American poet, interim director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and visiting assistant professor of poetry at Cleveland State University
- Vincent Giampietro (b. 1896), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1939-40; Member of Connecticut State Senate 27th District, 1945-46 
- Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro (1899-1970), Italian academic, economist, lawyer and politician
- Giampietro Campana (1808-1880), Italian art collector, created Marchese di Cavelli (1849)
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