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Lo vecchio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Lo vecchio 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. Although 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, 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 Lo vecchio came from a person who was of aged appearance. The surname Lo vecchio is derived from the Italian word vecchi, which further derives from the late Latin word veclus, which mean old, aged, or elderly.


Early Origins of the Lo vecchio family


The surname Lo vecchio was first found in Rieti, a city on the borders of the Papal States.

Early History of the Lo vecchio family


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Lo vecchio 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 Lo vecchio are Vecchi, Della Vecchia, La Vecchia, Del Vecchio, De Vecchi, Lo Vecchio, Vecchia, Vecchiatini, Vecchione, Vecchiotti, Vec China, Vecchiarini, Vecchiarelli, Vechietti, Vechiet, Vechione, Vecchiato, Vecchiuzzo and many more.

Early Notables of the Lo vecchio family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Palma il Vecchio (c. 1480-1528), born Jacopo Palma or known as Jacopo Negretti, an Italian painter of the Venetian school born at Serina Alta near Bergamo; Pietro della Vecchia, also sometimes known as Pietro Muttoni, (1603-1678), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; and...
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Migration of the Lo vecchio family to the New World and Oceana


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

Lo vecchio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gaetano Lo Vecchio, aged 23, originally from Marsala, Sicily, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Naples, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-V29 : 6 December 2014), Gaetano Lo Vecchio, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Carmelo Lo Vecchio, aged 26, originally from Ioppolo, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HW-V3N : 6 December 2014), Carmelo Lo Vecchio, 10 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Paolo Lo Vecchio, aged 32, originally from Conversano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Argentina" from Napoli, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H5-WX9 : 6 December 2014), Paolo Lo Vecchio, 24 Mar 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Argentina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Francesco Lo Vecchio, aged 25, originally from Conversano, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66B-84Q : 6 December 2014), Francesco Lo Vecchio, 28 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Lo vecchio (post 1700)


  • Jeff LoVecchio (b. 1985), American professional ice hockey left winger
  • Matthew Lawrence "Matt" LoVecchio (b. 1982), American starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team in 2000-2001
  • Andrea Lo Vecchio (b. 1942), Italian composer, lyricist, record producer and singer-songwriter

The Lo vecchio Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Caesaris Sum
Motto Translation: I am Caesar


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-V29 : 6 December 2014), Gaetano Lo Vecchio, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HW-V3N : 6 December 2014), Carmelo Lo Vecchio, 10 Sep 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H5-WX9 : 6 December 2014), Paolo Lo Vecchio, 24 Mar 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Argentina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66B-84Q : 6 December 2014), Francesco Lo Vecchio, 28 Oct 1920; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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