Primo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Primo family

The surname Primo was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was anciently seated in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.

The members of the family also branched to other regions, where several of them distinguished themselves through their various accomplishments. The branch Primard was established in a seigniory in Brittany, erected in 1696 for De Limoges. The branch Primont gave its name to Primont, a village in the department of Ariège.

Claude-François-Marie Primat, a prelate, was born in Lyon in 1747. He was ordained a priest at the age of 28. In 1786, he was named parish priest of Saint-Jacques in Douai, in 1802, he was named to the archdiocese in Toulouse, and in 1806, he was named senator and count of the empire. He died in Toulouse in 1816.

Jean Primeau was a sergeant for Mr. Macari and he travelled from La Rochelle, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie Bouchard, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise, at Montreal on 18th November 1686. [1]

Early History of the Primo family

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Primo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Primeau, Primeaux, Primaud, Primauld, Primaut, Primault, Primaux, Primaulx, Primot, Primat, Primard, Primet and many more.

Early Notables of the Primo family (pre 1700)

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Primo Ranking

In the United States, the name Primo is the 18,500th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Primo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Primo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Primo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [3]
  • Pierre Primo, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805-1809 [3]
  • H Primo, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 [3]

Australia Primo migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Primo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Primo (post 1700) +

  • Albert Thomas "Al" Primo (1935-2022), American television news executive credited with creating the Eyewitness News format
  • Count Primo Magri (1849-1920), who also used the name Count Rosebud, stage names of a 19th-century Italian dwarf
  • Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja (1878-1930), Spanish soldier and statesman
  • Primo R. Padeletti, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Primo Sentimenti (1926-2016), also known as Sentimenti V, an Italian footballer and coach
  • Primo Magnani (1892-1967), Italian gold medalist racing cyclist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Primo Levi (1919-1987), Italian writer and chemist


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment


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