Gregori History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Gregori is a patronymic surname derived from the personal name Gregorein, which means to be awake or watchful.

Early Origins of the Gregori family

The surname Gregori was first found in the 13th century, when the Gregorio family was recognized as nobility in Sicily, Umbria, Modena, Pisa, Arezzo, Terni, Aquila, and Benevento.

Early History of the Gregori family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gregori research. More information is included under the topic Early Gregori History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gregori Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Gregori. These spelling variations include Gregori, Gregoria, Gregorio, Gregor, Grigori, Grigorio, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Gregoli, Gregol, Greguol, Grigoli, Grioli, Grigolo, Grigolli, Gligori, Grivori, De Gregorio, Di Gregorio, De Gregoli, Gregorich, Gregoric, Gregoretti, Gregoletti, Grigoletti, Gregoletto, Gregolet, Gorghetto, Gregorini, Gregorin, Gregolin, Grigolon, Gregorace, Gregoraci, Gregorace, Grigoraci, Gligoraci, Gregoratti, Gregorat, Grigolato, Gorgatto, Gregorutti, Gori, Gorelli, Gorella, Gorela, Goretti, Gorini, Gorin, Gorioli, Goroni, Gorno, Goracci, Gorasso, Gorassini, Goratti, Goriani and many more.

Early Notables of the Gregori family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Annibale Gregori, a 16th century composer from Siena who became the Choirmaster of the Siena Cathedral. Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori of Lucca was a violinist, composer and music theorist during the mid 18th century. The Gregorio family in Sicily was feudal landowner of over 40 territories and many castles. Giovanni Gregorio, of this family, was Cardinal in Messina; Emanuele Gregorio was...
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United States Gregori migration to the United States +

A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Gregori:

Gregori Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Gregori, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1855 [1]
  • Mrs. Joseph Gregori, who landed in South America in 1856 [1]
  • Moritz Gregori, who arrived in South America in 1856 [1]
  • Charlotte Gregori, who landed in America in 1857 [1]
  • Mrs. Franz Joseph Gregori, who arrived in America in 1859 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gregori Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bartola Gregori, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Vodo Cadore, Italia, in 1907
  • Attolio Gregori, aged 17, who settled in America from Possa, Roma, in 1909
  • Amalia Gregori, aged 20, who landed in America from Cado Cadore, Belluno, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Gregori, aged 31, who landed in America from Rodda, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfredo Gregori, aged 21, who landed in America from Baredi, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gregori (post 1700) +

  • Daniele Gregori (b. 1977), Italian professional football player
  • Francesco De Gregori (b. 1951), Italian singer-songwriter
  • Sébastien Grégori (b. 1981), French football midfielder
  • Gregori Chad Petree, American musician from Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Gregori Emilio Aquino Valera (b. 1978), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gregori Aleksandrovich Margulis (b. 1946), Russian mathematician awarded a Fields Medal in 1978 and a Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 2005


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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