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The distinguished surname Libertini originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. 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. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Libertini came from the Germanic personal name Albrechet, which was composed of the elements Adal, which means noble and Berht which means bright and famous.

Libertini Early Origins



The surname Libertini was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, where Liberius, an early Christian prelate lived in the 4th century. He became Pope in 352 but was banished three years later for refusing to confirm the decree against Athanasius. However, he regained the Papal throne once again in 358. The term "liberto" is derived from the Greek word which means "a freed slave" and in Latin, the word "libertus" means a freedman, a former slave who has been released from slavery.

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Libertini Spelling Variations


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Libertini Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Libertini include Liberti, Liberatori, Liberto, Di Liberti, Di Liberto, Libertini, Libertino, Libertucci, Liberati, Liberaci, Liberace and many more.

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Libertini Early History


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Libertini Early History



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

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Libertini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Libertini Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was individuals of the Liberati family of Parma, who owned vast amounts of land, and a castle in Camerino. In Parma this family also owned the feudal territory of Pizzano with the title of Marquis. Pietro (Libertino) Liberi (1605-1687), was an Italian painter of the...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Libertini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Libertini or a variant listed above: Achille Liberati, aged 31, who arrived at Ellis Island from Taglaozzo, Italy, in 1920; Adolfo Liberati, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island from Tagliacozzo, Italy, in 1924.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Libertini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Libertini (post 1700)



  • Richard Libertini (1933-2016), American stage, film and television actor, known for his roles in Catch-22 (1970), The In-Laws (1979), Popeye (1980), All of Me (1984), Fletch (1985) and many more

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Libertini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Libertini 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 11 January 2016 at 13:05.

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