Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Varona family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Varona is a name for a courageous or brave person having derived from the Latin word "barus."
Early Origins of the Varona family
Early History of the Varona family
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Varona Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Varona include Barone, Baronio, Varone, Varoni, Varuni, Varone, Baroncelli, Baronchelli, Baroncini, Barelli, Barello, Barel, Barella, Barellini, Barettin, Baruzzi, Baret, Barettini, Barucci, Baruzzo, Barusso, Barocci, Baronti, Barontini, Baroni and many more.
Early Notables of the Varona family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Buonricovero di Folco di Bene Baroncelli, who was a priest in Florence in 1287; Deodato Baronci, one of 16 priests of the Baronci family in Florence in the 13th and 14th centuries; as well as Galeotto Baronci, an important member of the community in...
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Migration of the Varona family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Varona
Varona Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Varona (post 1700)
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