The name Giovinazzo is thought to be derived from the Latin "iuvenis," meaning "young." It was likely first used as a nickname
for the younger of two people who bore the same personal name
, becoming a surname as surnames began to come into usage in this region.
Early Origins of the Giovinazzo family
The surname Giovinazzo was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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.
Early History of the Giovinazzo family
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Giovinazzo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Giovini, Giovino, Giovenco, Giovene, Giovenone, Giovanizzio, Iovine, Jovine, Iovini, Iovenco, Jovenco, Jovini, Iovino, Jovino, Iovene, Jovene, Iovane, Jovane, Iovano, Jovano Giovinetti, Giovinazzo, Giovinazzi, Iovinelli, Iovinella, Giovinella and many more.
Early Notables of the Giovinazzo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giovinazzo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ignozio Giovina, who came to New York between the years 1884-1915; Frank Iovaldi, who came to Illinois between the years 1873-1896; Solesto Giovinini, who arrived in Indiana some time between 1899-1900.
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