Show ContentsIovino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Iovino 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 Iovino family

The surname Iovino 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 Iovino family

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Iovino Spelling Variations

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 Iovino family (pre 1700)

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United States Iovino migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Iovino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Filippo Iovino of Nola, who arrived in New York city on Apr. 18, 1890 aboard the "Cachemire"
  • Carmine Iovino, who came from Palmi to New York city in 1893, aboard the "Colombo"

Contemporary Notables of the name Iovino (post 1700) +

  • Don Iovino, American angler and author, charter member into the International Fishing Hall of Fame (IFHF)
  • Jennifer Lea Iovino (b. 1989), American gymnast on Facebook