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The Venuto 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 Venuto family lived in the lands of Tuscany.

Venuto Early Origins



The surname Venuto 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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Venuto Spelling Variations


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

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Venuto Early History


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Venuto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venuto 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 Venuto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Venuto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Venuto 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 Venuto 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 Venuto:

Venuto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Venuto, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Antonio Venuto, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Venuto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonino Venuto, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Laponoro, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfonso Carlo Venuto, aged 18, who landed in America from Stefano Rogliano, Italy, in 1910
  • Angela Venuto, aged 70, who landed in America from Calvello, Italy, in 1910
  • Anofrio Frsco. Venuto, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Montepaone, Italy, in 1910
  • Andrea Venuto, aged 15, who landed in America from Messina, Sicily, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Venuto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Venuto 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.

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