The source of theSchiavo surname is uncertain, but it may be derived from the Italian word "schiavone," which simply means a "Slav;" thus the original bearer came from one of the Slavic countries to Italy. Alternately, the Schiavo surname may come from the Italian word "schiavo," which literally means "slave."
Early Origins of the Schiavo family
The surname Schiavo was first found in Cesena, a town in the Emilia-Romagna
region at the foot of the Apennines, crowned with the ancient fortress of Rocca. In 1357 it was defended against Albornez, in 1377 sacked by Cardinal Robert of Geneva and in 1465 came under the domination of the Church. Pius VI and Pius VII were both born here. 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.
Early History of the Schiavo family
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Schiavo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schiavina, Schiavo, Schiavinato, Schiavonetti, Schiavone, Schiavullo, Schiavuzzi, Schiavulli, Schiavoni, Schiavato, Schiavi, Schiavelli, Schiavi, Schiavini and many more.
Early Notables of the Schiavo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schiavo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guy Sciavoni, who was recorded as one of the early Italian Immigrants to Seneca Fall, New York between the years 1884-1915; and V. Schiavone, who arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Anglia in 1891..
Contemporary Notables of the name Schiavo (post 1700)
- Rev. John Lo Schiavo S.J. (b. 1925), American educator, Chancellor of the University of San Francisco (1991), 25th President of the University of San Francisco (1977-1991)
- Mary Fackler Schiavo J.D., American former Inspector General of the United States Department of Transportation
- Pasco Schiavo, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1933 (acting, 1933) CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Maria Grazia Schiavo, Italian classical soprano
- Samy Schiavo (b. 1975), retired French mixed martial artist and taekwondo fighter