A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany
, including the notable surname latonni. 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 latonni 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 latonni family
The surname latonni 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 latonni family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our latonni 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 latonni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
latonni 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 latonni. These spelling variations
include Latini, Latino, Latìn, Latin, Latoni and others.
Early Notables of the latonni 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 latonni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the latonni family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name latonni were 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.