A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname latino. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known only by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. This process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries, but it was not completed until the modern era. The development of Italian hereditary surnames followed general principles and were characterized by derivatives from one's given name. The patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, was one of the most common name types found in the region of Tuscany
. This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal
System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname latino came from the Latin word latinus, which means of Latin nationality. This name may also find its root in a nickname
as latinus which also means clear-minded.
Early Origins of the latino family
The surname latino was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), with Brunetto Latini, a poet, scholar, and diplomat born in 1230. In 1260 he became ambassador to the court of Alfonso X and while there he wrote his most famous work, entitled "Il Tesoro." He was also known for his stance in the Guelph political party.
Early History of the latino family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latino research.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1294, 1598, 1513, 1593, 1642 and 1692 are included under the topic Early latino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
latino Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of latino are Latini, Latino, Latìn, Latin, Latoni and others.
Early Notables of the latino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was the Latini family in Naples, who were owners of the feudal
territory of Santa Maria a Toro in 1598... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early latino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the latino family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name latino: Agostino Latini, aged 23, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Arguata in 1899; Angelo Latini,aged 14, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Polambara S., Roma in 1909.
Contemporary Notables of the name latino (post 1700)
- Sabor Latino (b. 1972), also known as Robert Torres, an American Hip hop artist and author
- Latino Galasso (1898-1949), Italian bronze medalist rower at the 1924 Summer Olympics
- Latino Orsini (1411-1477), Italian Cardinal