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The distinguished surname Maiolo 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 Maiolo family lived in the Italian town of Maiolo, in Pesaro in central Italy.

Maiolo Early Origins



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

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Maiolo Spelling Variations


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Maiolo 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 Maiolo include Maiolo, Maione, Majo, Majone, Mai, Maitani, Maineri, Maio, Maioli, Maiolo, Majoli, Majolo and many more.

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Maiolo Early History


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Maiolo Early History



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

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Maiolo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maiolo 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 Maiolo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Maiolo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Maiolo, aged 26, who settled in America from Fabrisen, Catansano, in 1909
  • Bruno Maiolo, aged 28, who settled in America from Fabrizia, Italy, in 1910
  • Carinela Maiolo, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Polia, Italy, in 1910
  • Domenico Maiolo, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Caulonia, Italy, in 1910
  • Bonaventura Maiolo, aged 35, who landed in America from Filadelfia, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maiolo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maiolo (post 1700)



  • Alex Maiolo, American musician, writer, and health care reform advocate
  • Mario Maiolo, Italian former Vice-President of the province of Cosenza, Italy
  • Luigi Maiolo (b. 1962), Italian professional footballer and coach
  • Vincenzo Maiolo (b. 1978), Italian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

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