Show ContentsGregorio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gregorio is a patronymic surname came from the personal name Gregorein, which means "to be awake" or "watchful." Patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, were the most common type of family name found in this region.

Early Origins of the Gregorio family

The surname Gregorio was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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. Perhpas the earliest record of the name is of Goro di Gregorio (circa 1300-34,) Italian sculptor and goldsmith, documented in Siena, Massa Marittima and Messina.

Early History of the Gregorio family

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Gregorio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregorio, Gregori, Gregor, Grigori, Grigoriis, Ghirigori, Grioli, Grigoletto, Grigoli, Gregoretti, Grecorace, Gorioli, Goratti, Gorian and many more.

Early Notables of the Gregorio family (pre 1700)

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Gregorio Ranking

In the United States, the name Gregorio is the 9,329th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Gregorio migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gregorio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Gregorio, who arrived in America in 1813 [2]
  • D Gregorio, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1832 [2]
  • Torcuato Gregorio, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1880 [2]
  • Vincenzo Gregorio, age 40, who arrived in America on June 28, 1880, aboard the "Nederland"
  • Domenico Gregorio, who arrived in America on May 18, 1881, aboard the "Alexandria"
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Gregorio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Achille Gregorio, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Antonio Gregorio, aged 58, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Angelo Maria Gregorio, aged 18, who landed in America from Saurrno, Italy, in 1911
  • Angela Gregorio, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from San Fele, Italy, in 1912
  • Antonino Gregorio, aged 24, who landed in America from Nizza, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gregorio (post 1700) +

  • John T. Gregorio Sr. (1928-2013), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Linden, New Jersey, New Jersey State Senator (1978-1983)
  • Rose Gregorio, American character actress
  • Adolfo Gregorio (b. 1982), American soccer midfielder
  • Emanuele Di Gregorio (b. 1980), Italian gold, silver and bronze medalist track and field sprint athlete
  • Camilo Diaz Gregorio (1939-2018), Philippine Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Bacolod (1989–2000) and Prelate of Batanes (2003–2017)
  • Rémy Di Gregorio (b. 1985), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Paul Ryan C. Gregorio (b. 1972), Filipino professional basketball head coach of the Meralco Bolts
  • Jadel Abdul Ghani Gregório (b. 1980), Brazilian gold medalist athlete competing in long jump and triple jump
  • Manuel Gregorio Tavárez Ropero (1843-1883), Puerto Rico's classical and danza composer, often called "The Chopin of America"
  • Father José Gregorio Baigorria (d. 1858), Argentine priest, who was appointed Bishop of Córdoba (Tucumán), Argentina in 1857

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook