The Stephano surname comes from the personal name
Stefano, which is the Italian form of the Latin name Stephanus.
Early Origins of the Stephano family
The surname Stephano was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Stephano family
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Stephano Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Steffani, Stefano, Stefan, Stifano, Stevani, Stiévano, Stiévan, Schhivani, Stépan, Stéfanis, Stefanich, Stepanich and many more.
Early Notables of the Stephano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stephano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stephano Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Fraser Stephano, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874