The distinguished surname Luparello 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 Luparello came from the Latin name lupus, which means wolf.
Early Origins of the Luparello family
The surname Luparello was first found in the ancient city of Orvieto, with the Lupicini family, one of the 100 noble families in the city in 1025.
Early History of the Luparello family
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Luparello 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 Luparello include Lupo, Lupi, Lupis, Luppi, Luppo, Luppis, Lovo, Lupelli, Lupetti, Lupatti, Lupattelli, Lupini, Lupino, Lupicini, Lupoli, Luppoli, Lupori, Luporini, Luparini, Luperini, Lupone, Lupati, Lupacchino, Luparello, Lupieri, Lovelli, Lovini, Luvini, Lovotti, Luvotti, Luvotto, Lovatti, Lovattini, Lovari, Lovarini, Lovati, Lovato and many more.
Early Notables of the Luparello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bernardino dal Vasto Lupacchino, a 16th century madrigal composer. Also prominent were members of the Lupo family, who were famous for their musical talents from 1540 to 1640. Of this family was Ambroso da Milan Lupo, a violinist, who produced four sons, also violinists... Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Luparello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Luparello family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Luparello or a variant listed above include:
Luparello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francesca Luparello, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Palermo, in 1903
- Adelaide Luparello, aged 24, who landed in America from Vittoria, Italy, in 1908
- Francesco Luparello, aged 21, who landed in America from Palermo, Sicily, in 1911
- Carlo Luparello, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Grotte, Sicily, in 1912
- Filippo Luparello, aged 26, who landed in America from Grotte, Sicily, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Luparello (post 1700)
- Michael J. Luparello, American actor, known for his role in Masked Rider (1995)
- Julio Luparello, Argentine actor, known for Interference (2006), Número 8 (2007) and Un padre para Ludwig (2003)