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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ignoto family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed 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 common type of family name found in the region of Venice 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 Ignoto came from a child of an unknown father deriving from the Latin word "ignotus," which meant "unknown" or "unacknowledged."

Ignoto Early Origins



The surname Ignoto was first found in 1316 with Bartolomeo D'Igito, who was involved in the agreement to give the city of Vicenza to the Paduans.

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Ignoto Spelling Variations


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Ignoto Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Ignoto include Ignoto, Ignoti, D'Ignoto, D'Ignoti, D'Igito, D'Igiti and many more.

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Ignoto Early History


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Ignoto Early History



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

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Ignoto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ignoto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ignoto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ignoto or a variant listed above:

Ignoto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Maria Ignoto, aged 52, who landed in America from Lercara, in 1901
  • Filippa Ignoto, aged 11, who landed in America from Vicari, Italy, in 1907
  • Francesco Ignoto, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Vicari, Italy, in 1907
  • Calogero Ignoto, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Brolo, Sicily, in 1910
  • Cosmo Ignoto, aged 22, who landed in America from Macosi, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Ignoto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ignoto Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 March 2014 at 10:40.

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