Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Navarino. 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily 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, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Navarino family lived in the northern Spanish province of Navarra. According to etymologists, the place-name Navarra is derived from the Basque word nava, or naba, which means "plain near the mountains."
Early Origins of the Navarino family
feudal territory of Miraglia.
Early History of the Navarino family
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Navarino Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Navarino include Navarra, Navarria, Navarro, Navarri, Navarrino, Navarrini, Navarino and many more.
Early Notables of the Navarino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Navarino family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Navarino or a variant listed above:
Navarino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Navarino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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