The distinguished surname Luporini 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 Luporini came from the Latin name lupus, which means wolf.
Early Origins of the Luporini family
The surname Luporini 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 Luporini family
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Luporini 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 Luporini 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 Luporini 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. Tommaso Lupi of Pisa was a famous novelist and grammar teacher in 1602... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Luporini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Luporini family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Luporini or a variant listed above include: Albiano Lupo, who arrived in Virginia in 1624 at the age of 40. The late 19th and 20th century saw a great rise in the number of Italians who came to the United States and Canada. Later immigrants sharing the $ heritage include Liberto Luparello, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1847..
Contemporary Notables of the name Luporini (post 1700)
- Giovanni Gaetano Luporini (1865-1948), Italian composer from Lucca
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