hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Graziussai came from the personal name Grazia. The name is originally Latin from the name Gratius. The name Gratius was originally derived from the word gratus, which means dear, beloved.
Early Origins of the Graziussai family
Early History of the Graziussai family
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Graziussai Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Graziussai include Grazia, Grazi, Grazzi, Di Grazia, Delle Grazie, Grazzini, Grazioli, Graziotti, Graziosi, Grazioso, Graziuso, Graziussi and many more.
Early Notables of the Graziussai family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Graziussai family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Graziussai or a variant listed above include: Francisco Graziani, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, PA in 1876, Salvatore Grazianno, who was Naturalized in Illinois between 1873-1896, and Francesco Graziano, who was recorded in a passenger list as arriving in New York in 1893..
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