The name Giovino 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 Giovino family
The surname Giovino 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 Giovino family
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Giovino 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 Giovino family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giovino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Giovino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Giovino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Giuseppe Giovino, who arrived in New York in 1891
Contemporary Notables of the name Giovino (post 1700)
- Andrea Giovino, American author of "Divorced from the Mob"
- Gary Giovino, Senior Research Scientist with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York State