The Onofrio surname comes from the Italian personal name
Onofrio, which is derived from the Latin Onnuphrius. It became a popular Christian name, mainly in Southern Italy due to St. Onofrio, a 5th-century Egyptian martyr.
Early Origins of the Onofrio family
The surname Onofrio was first found in Emilia. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Onofrio family
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Onofrio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: D'Onofrio, D'Onofri, Nofri, Noferi, Noferini, Onofrio and many more.
Early Notables of the Onofrio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Onofrio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Onofrio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Noto Onofrio, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1913 and 1914