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Where did the Italian Savino family come from? What is the Italian Savino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Savino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Savino family history?

The Savino surname comes from the Latin personal name Sabinus. Much of the early popularity of this personal name comes from suffered Saint Sabina, martyred in Rome in around 126 AD, there is a 4th century basilica in Rome named for her.

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In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Savino include Savini, Savinio, Savina, Sabini, Sabino and others.

First found in Paganico Sabino, a comune in the Province of Rieti, Latium, about 50 km northeast of Rome and about 25 km southeast of Rieti or Monteleone Sabino, a comune located about 45 km northeast of Rome and about 20 km south of Rieti or at Varco Sabino, comune in the same area. These places are all small municipalities but they are in the heart of the Sabino dialect, a Romance language which is found through the northern part of province of Aquila and the whole province of Rieti.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savino research. Another 69 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1289 and 1355 are included under the topic Early Savino History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Savino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Savino or a variant listed above:

Savino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Carmenussio Savino, who came to New York sometime between 1884 and 1905

Savino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Angelo Savino, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Motta Montecoidtno, Italy, in 1906
  • Angela Savino, aged 7, who landed in America from Grumo Appulla, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelantonio Savino, aged 34, who landed in America from Grecino Appieta, Italy, in 1911
  • Angela Savino, aged 16, who settled in America from Montecorvino, Italy, in 1913
  • Andrea Savino, aged 42, who landed in America from Marcianise, Italy, in 1913


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  • Domenico Savino (1882-1973), American (Italian born) conductor, composer and band leader
  • Chris Savino (b. 1971), American animator
  • Diane Savino, American politician
  • Joseph J. Savino, American politician who represents the 23rd Senate District in the New York State Senate
  • Michele Savino, American shoemaker and designer of ballet slippers, he was granted a patent for a "noiseless " slipper in 1934
  • Alberto Savino (b. 1973), Italian footballer
  • Alessio di Savino (b. 1984), Italian boxer


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  2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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  6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
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The Savino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Savino Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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