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The distinguished surname Maio 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. Although 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, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Maio family lived in the Italian town of Maiolo, in Pesaro in central Italy.

Maio Early Origins



The surname Maio was first found in the ancient city of Orvieto, with Lorenzo Maitani, born in 1275.

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Maio Spelling Variations


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Maio Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Maio include Maiolo, Maione, Majo, Majone, Mai, Maitani, Maineri, Maio, Maioli, Maiolo, Majoli, Majolo and many more.

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Maio Early History


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Maio Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maio research. Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Francesco de' Maineri, a painter from Parma whose work can be seen today in the Uffizi in Florence, and in various galleries in New York and in Rome. Members of the Maio family of Naples were officially recognized as nobility in Naples, Montagna...

Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Maio or a variant listed above:

Maio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Maio, aged 44, who settled in America from S. Leucio, in 1901
  • Angelico Maio, aged 34, who landed in America from Montella, in 1903
  • Agostino Maio, aged 20, who settled in America from S. Leucio, in 1904
  • Alessondro Maio, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Ceppaloui, Itlay, in 1906
  • Angelo Maio, aged 22, who landed in America from Ceppaloui, Itlay, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maio (post 1700)



  • Danniel Maio, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate, 2002 (29th District), 2004 (12th District)
  • Dr. Vincent J. M. Di Maio, American pathologist, expert on the subject of gunshot wounds
  • Roberto Di Maio (b. 1982), Italian footballer
  • Sebastian De Maio (b. 1987), French-born, Italian footballer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

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