Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Zeggio came from the female given name Elizabeth.
Early Origins of the Zeggio family
Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. One of the first records of the name was when Gigliolo Giglioli was listed there in 1185.
Zeggio Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Zeggio. These spelling variations include Gigli, Giglio, Giglia, Ziglio, Zeggio, De Giglio, Giglietti, Giglietto, Giglietta, Gigliucci, Giglioli, Gigliotti, Giglione, Gigliano, Gigliuto, Zigliotto and many more.
Early Notables of the Zeggio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zeggio family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Zeggio: Antonio Giglio, who arrived in New York city in 1891, Guiseppe Gigliola, who arrived in New York city in 1900, Angelo Gigliotti, who arrived in New York city in 1891, Rosario Gigliotti, who was recorded in Fresno county, California in 1897, as well as Paul Gigliotto, a soldier Naturalized at Camp Pike, Arkansas in 1918.
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