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The Vento family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Tuscany. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Vento family lived in the lands of Tuscany.

Vento Early Origins



The surname Vento was first found in the area of Florence. Earliest records can be found dating back to the Benvenuti family of counts, who moved to Cingoli from Florence in 1200.

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Vento Spelling Variations


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Vento Spelling Variations



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 Vento include Benvenuti, Benvenuto, Benvegnu, Ventui, Venutti, Venuto, Venutelli, Begnudelli, Vignudelli, Vignodelli, Vignudini, Nuti, Nutini, Gnuti and many more.

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Vento Early History


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Vento Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vento research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1419, 1421, 1424, 1434, 1470, 1524, 1490, 1650, 1660, 1750 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Vento History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vento Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vento Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Lorenzo Benvenuti, who was born in Florence in the late 14th century, and was mayor of the city in 1418, mayor of San Giovanni in 1419, and mayor of Prato in 1421. His brother Niccolo Benvenuti was also mayor of Florence around this time...

Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vento Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Vento:

Vento Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Vento, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Siculiana, Italy, in 1905
  • Anna Vento, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Serradifolia, Sicily, in 1906
  • Accursio Vento, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1909
  • Andrea Vento, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Minturno, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Nicandio Vento, aged 27, who landed in America from Minturno, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vento (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vento (post 1700)



  • Peter F. Vento, American politician, Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 2004
  • Bruce Frank Vento (1940-2000), American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1971-76; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1977-2000
  • Michael Vento (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Flavia Vento (b. 1977), Italian model, actress, and presenter
  • Sergio Vento (b. 1938), former Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations and Italian Ambassador to the United States
  • Jorge Pérez Vento Machado (b. 1947), Cuban former Olympic volleyball player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vento Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vento 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 12:35.

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