Marino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Marino 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 Marino came from the name Marino, which is further derived from the Latin Marinus, which means of the sea. During the Middle Ages, parents frequently named their children after saints in the hopes of obtaining the grace and protection of the invoked saint for the child. The name Marino became popular because of devotion to several saints, including Saint Marino the Bishop of Rimini and Saint Marino who, according to tradition, founded the first Christian community on Mount Titano and from whom the Republic of San Marino takes its name. Alternatively, the surname Marini is of local origin, derived from the place named Marino, which is situated near Rome.

Early Origins of the Marino family

The surname Marino was first found in Orvieto, a small city which lies southwest of Perugia, where Ugolino Marini was consul for the town in 1068.

Early History of the Marino family

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Marino Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Marino include DeMarini, DeMarinis, LaMarina, Marinacci, Marinaccio, Marinato, Marinazzo, Marinella, Marin, Marinetti, Marini, Mariniello, Marino, Marinolli, Marinoni, Marinotti, Marinotto, Marinucci, Marinuzzi and many more.

Early Notables of the Marino family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Lucrezia Marinella (c.1571-1653), an Italian author; Onorio Marinari (1627-1715), an Italian painter and printmaker of the Baroque period; and Giambattista Marino (1569-1625), better known as Il Cavaliere Marino, a poet and...
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Marino World Ranking

In the United States, the name Marino is the 1,410th most popular surname with an estimated 22,383 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Marino is ranked the 1,725th most popular surname with an estimated 3,510 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Marino is the 86th popular surname with an estimated 55 people with that name. [3]

United States Marino migration to the United States +

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Marino or a variant listed above:

Marino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Marino, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [4]
  • Simon Marino, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [4]
  • Villute Marino, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [4]
  • Ramon Marino, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [4]
  • Jose Marino, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Marino (post 1700) +

  • Julia "Jules" Marino (b. 1997), American silver medalist snowboarder at the 2022 Winter Olympics from Westport, Connecticut
  • Eugene Antonio Marino (1934-2000), American archbishop
  • Tony Marino (1931-2021), born Tony Silipini, an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Tony Marino
  • Pete Marino (b. 1973), American soccer forward
  • Dan Marino (b. 1961), American Hall of Fame NFL football quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins
  • Pietro Marino (b. 1986), Italian professional footballer
  • Diego Mariño Villar (b. 1990), Spanish professional footballer
  • Guillermo Andrés Marino (b. 1981), Argentine football midfielder
  • Santiago Mariño (1788-1854), Venezuelan revolutionary leader and hero in the Venezuelan War of Independence (1811–1823)
  • Francesco Antonio "Frank" Marino (b. 1954), Canadian guitarist and leader of the rock band Mahogany Rush
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