The distinguished surname Margiotta can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice
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 Margiotta came from the personal name
Marchino, which is derived from the Latin name Marcus.
Early Origins of the Margiotta family
The surname Margiotta was first found in Crema.
Early History of the Margiotta family
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Margiotta 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 Margiotta include DeMarchi, DeMarchis, Marcantoni, Marcantonio, Marcat, Marcato, Marchel, Marchelli, Marchello, Marchet, Marchetiello, Marchetta, Marchetti, Marchi, Marchin, Marchini, Marchiol, Marchioli, Marchitelli, Marchitiello, Marchitto, Marco, Marcocci, Marcoccio, Marcoleoni, Marcolin, Marcolini, Marcolla, Marcolongo, Marcon, Marconati, Marconcini, Marcone, Marconi, Marcovic, Marcovich, Marcoz, Marcozzi, Marcucci, Marcuccio, Marcuzzi, Marcuzzo and many more.
Early Notables of the Margiotta family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Girolamo Marchesi, a painter born in Cotignola around the year 1471. He was a painter and he was famous for the portraits which he painted of the famous people of his day. Among those he painted were Gaston Felix, a famous French general, Massamiliano... Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Margiotta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Margiotta family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Margiotta or a variant listed above include: Vicenzo Marchetti, who settled in Texas in 1911; Frank Marchetti, who arrived in Mississippi in 1875; Joseppe Marchi arrived in Indiana in 1839; Giacomo Marchioni settled in Allegheny in 1892.
Contemporary Notables of the name Margiotta (post 1700)
- Joseph M. Margiotta (1927-2008), American politician, member of the New York State Assembly (1966, 1967-1972, 1973-1976), eponym of the Joseph M. Margiotta Distinguished Service Award
- Michael Margiotta, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 10th District, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Adolfo Margiotta (b. 1963), Italian actor and comedian
- Massimo Margiotta (b. 1977), former Italian-Venezuelan footballer who played from 1994 to 2011, member of the Italy National Team (1995-2000) an d the Venezuela National Team (2004-2005)