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The distinguished surname Mercurio 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 Mercurio came from the Latin name Mercurius, which means messenger of the gods.

Mercurio Early Origins



The surname Mercurio was first found in the town of Forli

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Mercurio Spelling Variations


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Mercurio 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 Mercurio include Mercurio, Mercuriali, Mercuri, Mercorio, Mercuro and many more.

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Mercurio Early History


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Mercurio Early History



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Mercurio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mercurio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Geronimo Mercuriali (1530-1606), an Italian philologist and physician, most famous for his work De Arte Gymnastica; Girolamo Mercuriali, a nobleman from Forlì who was a doctor to Popes Gregorio XIII and...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mercurio 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Mercurio:

Mercurio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Mercurio, aged 8, who landed in America from Feraccini, in 1898
  • Agostino Antonio Mercurio, aged 22, who landed in America from Fermino, in 1899
  • Angela Mercurio, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Mercartro, in 1899
  • Antonina Mercurio, aged 36, who settled in America from Fermino, in 1899

Mercurio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Mercurio, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Sustro, in 1900
  • Biagio Mercurio, aged 11, who landed in America from Termini-Tne, in 1900
  • Carmela Mercurio, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Sersale, in 1901
  • Antonio Mercurio, aged 15, who landed in America from S. Flaira, in 1904
  • Angela Mercurio, aged 17, who settled in America from Salerno, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mercurio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mercurio (post 1700)



  • Steven Mercurio (b. 1956), Italian American conductor and composer
  • Michael Mercurio (b. 1972), American actor
  • Augustino Eugenio "Gus" Mercurio (1928-2010), American-born Australian character actor
  • Vincent A. Mercurio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964
  • Tony Mercurio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • Margaret M. Mercurio, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1960
  • Linda A. Mercurio, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 2000
  • Joseph M. Mercurio, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1996
  • Fabio Mercurio (b. 1966), Italian mathematician
  • Jed Mercurio (b. 1966), British author, TV and film producer and (non practicing) medical doctor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    11. ...

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