Spino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spino surname is derived from the Latin "spina," meaning "thorn bush," and was most originally born by someone who lived by a large or unusual thorn bush.

Early Origins of the Spino family

The surname Spino was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the first bearer of the name on record is Ugone Spinelli in 1094. The name is also became common quite early in Emilia-Romagna and Venetia. The spelling variations of Spino which end in "i" are much more common and appear in records mostly in the north, whereas the rarer variations which end in "o" are from the south.

One of the first records of the name appears as both a forename and surname, Spinello Aretino (c. 1350- c. 1410), the Italian painter from Arezzo, who was active in Tuscany at the end of the 14th and the first decennium of the 15th century. He was born Spinello Di Luca Spinelli.

Early History of the Spino family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spino research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1387, 1453, 1475, 1546, 1094, 1694, 1763, 1594, 1659, 1628, 1699, 1646 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Spino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spino Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spinelli, Spinello, Spiniello, Spinella, Spinetti, Spinozza, Spinozzi and many more.

Early Notables of the Spino family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Parri Spinelli (ca. 1387-1453), an Italian painter of the early Renaissance from Tuscany; Bartolomeo Spina (born c. 1475-1546), Italian Dominican theologian and scholastic philosopher; Ugone Spinelli, who fought for Christianity in 1094 and was rewarded generously for his valor by Pope Urban II, who granted him 99 baronies, 8 count hoods, 9 marquishoods and 8 duchies; Giuseppe Spinelli (1694-1763), Italian Cardinal prefect of the Congregation for the...
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Spino Ranking

In the United States, the name Spino is the 17,541st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Spino migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julia Spino, aged 51, who arrived in America from Italy, in 1893
Spino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Guiseppi Spino, aged 30, who arrived in America from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1903
  • Bartolomea Spino, aged 39, who arrived in America from Palermo, in 1904
  • Cozmo Spino, aged 23, who arrived in America from Campa Basse Italy, in 1905
  • Maria Spino, aged 1, who arrived in America from Campa Bassa, Italy, in 1905
  • Francesco Spino, aged 57, who arrived in America from Palermo, in 1906
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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