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Sicily, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname Lomonaco. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common than other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname Lomonaco is a common occupational name for a monk. The surname Monaco is commonplace across Italy, but it is more frequently found in the south of the country and in the south, it is often preceded by the articles "Lo" and "La." The Sicilian Monaco family, who called themselves Del Monaco, originally came from France. The Del Monaco family arrived in Italy under the reign of King Alfonso, settled first in Cosenza, and from there, moved to Sicily. One line of this family prospered in Messina, and another in Trapani.

Lomonaco Early Origins



The surname Lomonaco was first found in Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus), a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo where the Monaco family arrived from France in about the 12th century. 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. Originally French the family branched into Italy during the time of King Alfonzo. Franchesco was the King's official representative for Sicily in 1442 and became Governor of the Camera region in 1449.

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Lomonaco Spelling Variations


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Lomonaco Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Lomonaco include Monaco, Monica, Monicault, Monicaux, Monica, LaMonica and many more.

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Lomonaco Early History


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Lomonaco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomonaco research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1820, 1400, 1868, 1370, 1425, 1449, 1406, 1844 and 1870 are included under the topic Early Lomonaco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lomonaco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lomonaco Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Lorenzo Monaco, (c.1370-1425), a painter and one of the leading artists in Florence at the beginning of the 15th century, Francesco Monaco, who became the Governor of the Royal Chamber in 1449, and Andrea...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lomonaco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Lomonaco:

Lomonaco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carlo Maria Lomonaco, aged 27, who landed in America from Muro Lu c., Italy, in 1904
  • Eugenio LoMonaco, aged 34, who settled in America from Palermo, in 1908
  • Concetta Lomonaco, aged 19, who landed in America from S. Cataldo, Sicily, in 1910
  • Castrenze LoMonaco, aged 22, who settled in America from S. Giuseppe, Italy, in 1911
  • Angela Lomonaco, aged 5, who settled in America from Murs Lucano, Potenza, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lomonaco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lomonaco (post 1700)



  • Michael Lomonaco, American chef, restaurateur, and television personality
  • Joseph Lomonaco, American highly decorated World War II soldier
  • Mark LoMonaco (b. 1971), American professional wrestler
  • Dr. Tommaso Lomonaco (1901-1992), Italian physician and aeronautical engineer
  • Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Mexican Music Director and Conductor of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lomonaco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lomonaco 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.

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