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The distinguished surname Luchetti can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily 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 Luchetti was derived from the Latin given name Lucas, which was also a form of the Greek name Loucas. During the Middle Ages, the name became popular due to St. Luke the Evangelist.
Spelling variations of this family name include: DeLuca, Luca, Lucantoni, Lucarelli, Lucariello, Lucarini, Lucas, Lucatti, Lucattini, Lucca, Luccarini, Lucchelli, Lucchetta, Lucchetti, Lucchi, Lucchini, Lucco, Luchelli, Luchetta, Luchetti, Luchi, Luchini and many more.
First found in Barletta when Ludivico Luca was governor in 1340.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Luca who arrived in Indiana in 1888; Ferdinand Lucchese who arrived in New York in 1822; Achille DeLuca, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island from Palermo, Sicily, in 1907.
The Luchetti Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luchetti 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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