Luciano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Luciano 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 Luciano came from the medieval given name Luciani. The personal name Luciani was originally derived from the Latin name Lucius, which was an ancient Roman personal name that means light. This was also the name of a large number of early Christian saints and consequently, the name was extremely popular in Italy during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Luciano family

The surname Luciano was first found in the unique region of Lazio, in the city of Rome. Earliest records can be found dating back to 180 B.C. with Gaius Lucilius, a Roman satirist.

Early History of the Luciano family

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Luciano 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 Luciano include Luciani, Luciano, Lucian, Luciàn, Lucian, Lucianaz, Lucciani, Lucciano and many more.

Early Notables of the Luciano family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was The Blessed Antonio Lucci, O.F.M. Conv., (1682-1752), an Italian Franciscan friar and bishop; Giovanni Luca Lucci (1637-1740), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; Leonardo Luciani, who was involved in the government in Genoa in 1352; the Luciani family is recorded to have moved from Vernazza to Genoa in 1300; Paolo Luciani, of this family, held a very influential position in Genoa during...
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Luciano Ranking

In the United States, the name Luciano is the 4,331st most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Luciano migration to the United States +

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Luciano or a variant listed above:

Luciano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Luciano, who landed in Guatemala in 1838 [2]
  • Jose M Luciano, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
Luciano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Luciano, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Altavilla, in 1905
  • Adierna Luciano, aged 15, who landed in America from Salerno, in 1905
  • Abramo Luciano, aged 25, who settled in America from Campli, Teramo, in 1909
  • Alessandro Luciano, aged 33, who landed in America from Bonea, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfanso Luciano, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Tenfo, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Luciano (post 1700) +

  • Lilia Luciano, American television journalist and national correspondent
  • Felipe Luciano (b. 1948), American poet, community activist, journalist, media personality, and politician
  • Ronald Michael Luciano (1937-1995), American umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Salvatore Luciano, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008 [3]
  • Margaret Daly Luciano, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [3]
  • Luca Luciano (b. 1975), Italian clarinettist, a composer and an educator
  • Anderson Simas Luciano (b. 1976), Brazilian attacking midfielder
  • Julio Luciano (b. 1977), retired Dominican Republic high jumper
  • André Luciano (b. 1981), Brazilian football attacking midfielder
  • Jean Luciano (b. 1921), French former football midfielder
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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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