The distinguished surname Perino can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont
. 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 Piedmont
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 Perino came from the personal name
Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.
Early Origins of the Perino family
The surname Perino was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), where Giuseppe Peracchio, was listed as a brave soldier during the 11th century.
Early History of the Perino family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perino research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1408, 1585, 1662, 1753, 1792, 1521, 1590, 1585, 1590, 1571, 1623, 1817 and 1900 are included under the topic Early Perino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perino 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 Perino include Perri, Peri, Perrico, Perotti, Perotta, Perracco, Perracho, Perrachino, Perrachini, Peracchio, Perrachio, Perotti, Perricone, Peracca, Perachis, Peracini, Peraga, Perazzo, Peralta, Peralto, Perolto, Peretti, Peretto, Perini, Perino and many more.
Early Notables of the Perino family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Niccol Perolto, a 15th century humanist from Fano who specialized in Latin and Greek translation. Antonio and Pietro Peracchio received the castle of Pieve di Livone in 1536; from this same family, Antonio and Michele Peracchio were officially recognized as noblemen and were given... Another 198 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Perino family to the New World and Oceana
Immigrants bearing the name Perino or a variant listed above include:
Perino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alberto Perino, aged 23, who landed in America from Prascorsano, Italy, in 1907
- Angela Maria Perino, aged 22, who landed in America from Masserano, Italy, in 1908
- Amelia Perino, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Bransella, Torino, Italy, in 1909
- Andrea Perino, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Locevino, Italy, in 1911
- Antonia Perino, aged 22, who landed in America from Castellamonte, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Perino (post 1700)
- Dana Maria Perino (b. 1972), American political commentator for Fox News
- Giuseppe Perino, Italian engineer who created the Perino Model 1908, an early machine gun
- Davide Perino (b. 1981), Italian actor and dubber
- Luc Perino (b. 1947), French physician, essayist, and a novelist