The name Picos is derived from the central southern Italian word "pica" meaning a "magpie;" as such, it was likely originally a nickname
for a gossipy or wordy person.
Early Origins of the Picos family
The surname Picos was first found in Treviso anciently Tarvisium, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Treviso. The cathedral of San Pietro is notable and dates back to 1141. It is classical style with seven domes with works by many notable painters and sculptors. The Piazza dei Signori has many palaces. In the 6th century this town was a seat of a Lombard duke. Charlemagne
held it. Later it was Venetian. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The name is taken from Picardy, a region in Northern France; it would have been given to a man who came to Italy from Picardy, which explains the higher concentration of the name in the north; France is north-west of Italy; so Tuscany
would be one of the first places in Italy that someone coming from France would pass through, especially if they were coming by sea to avoid crossing the mountains.
Early History of the Picos family
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Picos Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pica, Picarella, Picariello, Picarelli, Picini, Picarini, Picasso, Picapra, Picalei, Picardi and many more.
Early Notables of the Picos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Picos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Picos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francisco Picos, aged 20, who arrived in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1910
- Jose Joaquin Picos, aged 16, who arrived in America from Coruna, Spain, in 1917
- Jesus Picos, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1920
- Vicente Picos, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1920
- Jose Picos, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1922
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