Italian Submitted Surnames

Italian names are used in Italy and other Italian-speaking regions such as southern Switzerland. See also about Italian names.
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ABBRUZZESE     Italian
From an Italian surname coming from the place name Abruzzi in eastern Italy (the modern name is Abruzzo). This place name may derive from the Praetutii, an ancient tribe inhabiting the region.
ABREO     French, Italian
Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
ABRUZZESE     Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. ABRUZZO).
ABRUZZO     Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. ABRUZZESE).
ACQUAVIVA     Italian
From an Italian place name meaning "running water, spring", literally "living water".
ACRI     Italian
Habitational name from a place in Cosenza province named Acri.
ADIPIETRO     Italian
meaning "to tell Peter"; "to appear before Peter"... [more]
ADORNO     Italian
Southern Italian: from the personal name Adorno, meaning ‘adorned’.... [more]
AGASSI     Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
AGIRMO     Italian
two hypotheses: either from the Greek agyrmos meaning "symposium, meeting" which was the name of the first day of the Misteri Eleusini in Athens.... [more]
AGOSTINELLI     Italian
The earliest known instance of this name AGOSTINELLI was St. Aurelius Augustinus, also known as Augustine of Hippo (354-430) the greatest of the Latin church fathers. He was born in Tagaste in Numidia which is modern Tunisia.... [more]
ALBERTI     Italian
From given name Alberto, the Latin translation of Germanic Albert.
ALBO     Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALFANI     Italian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
ALPINI     Italian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
AMEGLIO     Italian
There are two hypotheses: the first is it derived from the Latin name Amelius which came from Amius, name of Etruscan origin; the other is it derived from Amali, name of a mighty Ostrogothic family, which means "virgin of the forest".
AMICO     Italian
Means "friend".
AMISTADI     Italian
From the Renaissance term amistade ("friendship").
AMMAZZALORSO     Italian
From the profession of bear hunter, meaning literally "slaughter the bear".
ANDREOZZI     Italian, Sicilian
From a pet form of the personal name Andrea.
ANGELLOTTI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo, variant of Angelotti.
ANGELO     Italian
From a popular medieval personal name, Angelo, Latin Angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, angel" (considered as a messenger sent from God).
ANGELOTTI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo.
ANGELUCCI     Italian
From a pet form of the personal name Angelo.
ANGOTT     Italian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
ANGRISANI     Italian
From Angrisano, a habitational name for someone from Angri in Salerno province.
ANNA     English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name ANNA.
ANSELMO     Italian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ANTONGIORGI     Italian
combination of ANTONIO and GIORGIO
ANTONGIOVANNI     Italian
combination of ANTONIO and GIOVANNI
ANTUNA     Italian (Rare)
A variety of distinguished and notable names have emerged from the beautiful and historical Italian region of Tuscany, including the notable surname Antuna. During the middle ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany, who were originally known by a single name, found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families... [more]
APICELLA     Italian
Southern Italian: from a diminutive of apa ‘bee’, probably applied as a nickname for an industrious person, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
APOLLO     Italian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APOLLONI     Italian
From the given name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of Apollonios, which in turn was derived from the name of the Greek god Apollo.... [more]
ARÀBIA     Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARCANGELI     Italian
Meaning "archangel" in Italian.
ARGENTI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Argento.
ARGENTO     Italian
From argento "silver", perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
ARLOTTA     Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ASCENCIO     Spanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
ASPERGES     Italian
It means "you bless", and it is also the device used by priests to spread holy water over people or places
ASTORE     Italian
Derived from Italian astore meaning "goshawk", which is a bird of prey that was used for hunting in the Middle Ages. The surname had first started out as a nickname: either for a falconer, or for a person who had aquiline features or who was cunning by nature.
AUGELLO     Italian
Italian (Campania) dialect variant of Uccello ‘bird’, hence either a nickname for a diminutive, birdlike person or an occupational name for a fowler. Compare Auciello.
AVALLONE     Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived in a deep valley.
AVAMILANO     Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVARA     Italian
Italian feminine form of Avaro.
AVENA     Spanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
BAFFA     Italian
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be from Italian baffo "mustache", with the Latinate feminine suffix probably due to the influence of the word famiglia "family". Alternatively it may be Albanian in origin, of unexplained meaning.
BALMA     Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from the dialect word balma meaning ‘grotto’, ‘cave’, ‘jutting rock’.
BALSANO     German (Austrian), Italian
The roots of the distinguished surname Balzano lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.... [more]
BARBERA     Italian
Derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro)... [more]
BARNO     Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BATTISTELLA     Italian
From St. John the Baptist, the first bearers of this name were devoted to this saint. Another etymology would be a patronymic from the given name Battista, anyway linked to the aforementioned saint.
BAVARO     Italian
Ethnic name from bavaro "Bavarian" someone from Bavaria, now part of Germany, but formerly an independent kingdom.
BAVIERA     Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BEFFA     Italian
Nickname for a practical joker, from Italian beffa "trick, prank".
BELFIORE     Italian
Means "beautiful (as a) flower", derived from Italian bel "beautiful" combined with Italian fiore "flower". Two Italian sources claim that this surname was derived from the medieval masculine given name Belfiore (which has of course the same meaning), but I can find no evidence that this was an actual given name in medieval Italy... [more]
BELLARIA     Italian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
BELLUOMINI     Italian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
BENA     Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
BENANTI     Italian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
BENNI     Italian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
BERGAMIN     Italian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
BERNASCONI     Italian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
BERTOCCHI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
BERTUCCI     Italian
Diminutive of BERTO.
BERTUZZI     Italian
variant of Bertucci.
BEVILACQUA     Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BIANCANIELLO     Italian
It means "white ring".... [more]
BILOTTI     Italian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
BINETTI     Italian
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
BINNOTTI     Italian
Variant of Binotti.
BINOTTI     Italian
Possibly a variant of Binetti, or a diminutive of Bino or Bini. Popular in the Marche region in Italy.
BIRINDELLI     Italian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
BO     Italian
Variant of Bove.
BOCCHINO     Italian
The Italian family name is classified as being of nickname origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, according to the author Emedio De Felice, the family name Bocchino derives from "bocca", meaning "mouth", in turn derived from the Latin word "bucca".De Felice states that this family name may not only have arisen from a nickname which described the mouth in a literal sense, since "bocca" in a figurative sense designated such things such things as intelligence and veracity.... [more]
BONANNO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Bonanno, an omen name meaning "good year". Mainly found throughout southern Italy.
BONANUNZIO     Italian
Combination of bon which means 'good' + the given name Nunzio.
BONAPARTE     Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of Buonaparte. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
BONATTI     Italian
Comes from the pesonal name 'Bona' which is derived from Latin 'bonus', which means 'great'.
BONERA     Italian
Bresciano surname. From a medieval name.... [more]
BONGIORNO     Italian
Italian from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).
BONGIOVANNI     Italian
Comes from the personal name Giovanni composed of the elements bon ‘good’ + Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John
BONGIOVI     Italian
Comes from the given name Giovi, combination of bon 'good' + Giovi.
BONJOVI     Italian
Variant of Bongiovi, a famous bearer of this name is Jon Bon Jovi.
BONOMINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
BOSO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Boso, from a Germanic personal name derived from a pejorative nickname meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’. Compare Dutch Boos.
BOSSO     Italian
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BRANCACCIA     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, which is the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information, please see the entry for the patronymic surname Brancazio... [more]
BRANCACCIO     Italian
Variant form of Brancazio. There are a few sources that claim that the surname is derived from a place name (which would make it a locational surname), but that claim is incorrect, as all Italian geographical places carrying the name Brancaccio were either established long after the Middle Ages (by which time virtually all Italians already had a hereditary surname) or were named after a person who had Brancaccio for a surname... [more]
BRANCALEONE     Italian
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancaleone, which means either "a lion's paw" or "he who captures the lion". In the case of the former meaning, the name is derived from Italian branca meaning "paw, claw" combined with Italian leone meaning "lion"... [more]
BRANCATELLA     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the feminine given name Brancatella, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Brancazio... [more]
BRANCATELLO     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the masculine given name Brancatello, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCATO     Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a place name (thus making it a locational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancato, which is a variant form of the given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCAZIO     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancazio, which itself is derived from Brancatius (also found spelled as Brancaccius and Brancatus), a late Latin corruption of the given name Pancratius... [more]
BRENARI     Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRIATORE     Italian
This surname originates from the province of Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is probably derived from Piedmontese brijador meaning "postilion, coachman", which itself is ultimately derived from Piedmontese bria meaning "bridles, reins".... [more]
BROIN     Italian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
BRUNI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
BUCCAMBUSO     Sicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUONAPARTE     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
BUONO     Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
BUSCHIAZZO     Italian
It's a surname in northern Italy (Piedmont). It emerges from the German spelling Bosch or Busch and this means "forest" or "wooded area".
BUTTA     Italian
Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli.Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta.Italian: variant of Botta.
BUTTACAVOLI     Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + cavoli "cabbages".
BUTTAFUOCO     Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + fuoco "fire".
CACCIATORE     Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", which is ultimately derived from the Italian verb cacciare meaning "to hunt".... [more]
CALCATERRA     Italian
Nickname from calcare meaning "to tread", "to stamp" + terra meaning "land", "earth", "ground", probably denoting a short person, someone who walked close to the ground, or an energetic walker.
CALLIARI     Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
This is an Italian surname, in the north of Italy. Calliari is the result of the deformation of the graphically Calligari, where you can clearly see excision of the letter or character D, which is located in the middle of the surname... [more]
CAMBARERI     Italian
Variant of Cammareri, an occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
CAMBRIA     Italian
Denoted to someone from Cambria, Sicily, possibly of Arabic origin.
CAMMARERI     Sicilian, Italian
An occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
CANELLA     Italian
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
CAPELLA     Spanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CAPUA     Italian
Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25 km (16 mi) north of Naples on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.... [more]
CARDELLA     Italian
Habitational name from a place called Cardella in Sicily.
CARLIN     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish, French, Swedish, Italian, Jewish (Anglicized), German
Irish (now also common in Scotland) anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall... [more]
CARPENITO     Italian
This surname derives from a person who had worked as a "carpenter".
CARRERA     Spanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
CASA     Spanish, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASAGRANDE     Spanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CASANOVA     Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
CASTANATI     Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTELLI     Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
CASTELLO     Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
CASTIGLIA     Italian
A Regional name for someone from Castile in Spain. Castile was an independent kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries, it formed the largest power in the Iberian peninsula. The name derives from the many castles in the region.
CASTIGLIONE     Italian, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, from medieval Latin castellio (genitive castellionis) ‘fortification’ or ‘small castle’.
CASTROGIOVANNI     Italian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
CATALDI     Italian
Italian
CATENA     Italian
This surname means "chain" in Italian.
CATONE     Italian
Derived from the name of the Roman republican statesman Cato, used as a nickname.
CATRAMBONE     Italian
Unexplained.
CAVA     Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
CAVAGNARO     Italian
Means "basket-weaver."
CAVALCANTI     Italian
Means "riding" in Italian. An occupational surname for people who worked with horses.
CEDDIA     Italian (Modern)
Great grandparent from San Marco in Lamis, Province of Foggia, Apulia region of Italy.
CELIDONIO     Italian
my maiden name
CEMBROLA     Italian
My family is from St. Angelo, de Oliva, Naples, Italy
CERASUOLO     Italian
Means "cherry-colored." Appears as a word in many Italian dictionaries, but may have origins in the Greek period of Naples, where it seems to have originated. There are at least two villages found with the name, the most notable being near Monte Cassino, where many Japanese-American soldiers won Medals of Honor or other awards for heroism during WW II... [more]
CERVA     Portuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
CHIARAMONTE     Italian
comes from the italian word chiara meaning "clear" and the the word monte meaning "mountain", possibly denoting someone who lived by clear mountians, hills, etc.
CHIRICO     Italian
Surname of Italian surrealist artist, Giorgio de Chirico
CICERO     Italian
From the Italian cicero "pea," "chickpea," or "lentil."
CIFRINO     Italian
Uncommon name originating in Italy. Legend says that it was used for the offspring of a king and one of his maids. Meaning is most likely something like "little nothing".
CIMAROSA     Italian
from "Cima" Top, and "Rosa" A rose or the Color Pink. A famous Bearer of this surname is the Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa(1749-1801).
CIMINELLI     Italian
Diminutive of CIMINO
CIMINELLO     Italian
Diminutive of CIMINO
CIMINO     Italian
Occupational name for a spice dealer, from cimino "cumin", Sicilian ciminu.
CINARDO     Italian
From Italy
CIRCELLI     Sicilian, Italian
Derived from the Sicilian word circedda, circeddu, circhetta meaning "hoop earring". It was used as a surname to describe someone who wore hoop earrings.
COCUZZA     Italian
From cocuzza "gourd", "pumpkin", applied either as an occupational name for a grower or seller of gourds or a nickname for a rotund individual.
COLELLA     Italian
diminutive of personal name Cola, a short form of Nicola, an Italian equivalent of Nicholas... [more]
COLLABRUSCO     Italian
From the region Calabria in southern Italy; widely moved to US.
COLUMBRO     Italian
Variant of Colombo
CONRADI     Italian
Variant of Corradi.
CONSIGLIO     Italian
Meaning "Counselor" or "One who gives good advice".
CONTE     Italian
Italian: from the title of rank conte ‘count’ (from Latin comes, genitive comitis ‘companion’). Probably in this sense (and the Late Latin sense of ‘traveling companion’), it was a medieval personal name; as a title it was no doubt applied ironically as a nickname for someone with airs and graces or simply for someone who worked in the service of a count.
COPPOLA     Italian
Coppola is an occupational name for someone who makes 'coppolas', which are a type of hat. The word 'coppola' literally means 'hat' in Neapolitan dialect. The name also could have been for someone who frequently wore a coppola too.... [more]
CORDASCO     Italian
From the given name Corda or Cordio (a short form of Accord(i)o, literally "agreement") + the suffix -asco denoting kinship.
CORIO     Italian
Variant of COIRO.
CORRADO     Italian
From the personal name CORRADO.
CORRAO     Italian
Reduced form CORRADO.
CORSI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of CORSO.
COSCA     Italian
Topographic name from the Calabrian dialect word c(u)oscu "oak", also "wood".
COSCO     Italian
Masculinized form of COSCA.
COSTABILE     Italian
Italian name.... [more]
COSTELLO     Irish, Italian
Costello (Irish: Mac Coisdealbha) is a common Irish surname originating in County Mayo. The surname derives from Jocelyn de Angulo (fl.1172), an Anglo-Norman knight.... [more]
COTONI     Italian
means "cottons" in Italian
CREMA     Italian, German
From the italian city "Crema"
CRISTIANO     Italian
From the given name Cristiano.
CUGINI     Italian (Rare)
Means "cousins" in Italian.
CUOMO     Italian
Probably from a shortened form of Cuosëmo, a Neapolitan variant of the Italian male personal name Cosimo.
D'ABREO     Italian
Origin is Italian
DANESE     Italian
Ethnic name for a Dane, or from the personal name Danese, which was introduced to and popularized in medieval Italy through French Carolingian literature, notably the epics Chanson de Roland and Ogier de Denemarche.
DANESI     Italian
it may be a patronymic or plural form of Danese.
DANZA     Italian
The shortened stage-surname, from Iadanza, of American actor Tony Danza.... [more]
D'ARIES     Italian
Comes from Italian word "aria" (plural arie) meaning "air"; also a form of opera
DE BELLIS     Italian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
DECARBONACONTI     Italian
Italian
DEFILIPPO     Italian
The Italian surname De Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
DEIORIO     Italian
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
DE LAURA     Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Laura (a derivative of Latin laurus "laurel").
DELFINO     Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
DEL FRATE     Italian
Italian in origin, meaning; "of the monk"
DELLA CHIÈSA     Italian
It literally means "of the church".
DEL ROSARIO     Spanish, Italian
Means of the rosary in Spanish.
DELVECCHIO     Italian
Means of old age or of the old one, from Vecchio.
DEMARIA     Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
DEPIETRI     Italian
The distinguished surname Depietri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. 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... [more]
DEROSA     Italian
Variation of de Rosa. Southern Italian metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, from rosa ‘rose’.
DIFANO     Italian
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy.
DI FRANCESCO     Italian
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
DILEO     Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
DIMARCO     Italian
means "son of Marco" in italian
DIMARIA     Italian
Variant of Demaria.
DIMEGLIO     Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DIMERCURIO     Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DIPAOLO     Italian
means "son of Paolo" in Italian
DI PEGO     Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
DIVITA     Italian
Meaning "of Life" or "living".
DONATELLI     Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
DONATO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare "to give"). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.
DRAGONETTI     Italian
Diminutive of drago or dragone "dragon".
ELARDO     Italian
Possibly from a variant of the Germanic personal name Ilardo (see Ilardi).
EVOLA     Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from ebbio ‘danewort’ (Sambucus ebulus), from Latin ebullus, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place named with this word.
FABIANI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
FABIANO     Italian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
FACENTE     Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
FALOTICO     Italian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
FALSO     Italian
Not much history is known for Falso however, it was common surrounding Napoli, Lazio, Latin, and Roma. It means False, phony, fake. Because of this, the surname has spread globally especially to United States of America and Brazil... [more]
FANTAUZZO     Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
FANTOZZI     Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
FARIA     Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
FARIZA     Italian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
FATA     Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
FAUSETT     Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
FAVARO     Italian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
FAZIO     Italian
From the given name Bonifazio.
FERRANDINO     Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrandino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrando. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrando.... [more]
FERRANDO     Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
FERRANTE     Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
FERRANTINO     Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrantino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrante. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrante.
FERRARIS     Italian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
FILOSA     Italian
Southern Italian: Probably an occupational nickname for a fisherman, from Sicilian filuòsa ‘fishing net’. Also from the subphylum: Filosa. These are known as euglyphids, filose (which means stringy or thread-like), amoebae with shells of siliceous scales or plates, which are commonly found in soils, nutrient-rich waters, and on aquatic plants.
FISCHIONI     Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
FOLIGNO     Italian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
FOLLADORI     Italian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
FONTECCHIO     Italian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
FORLAN     Friulian
It's a toponymic and it means born in Cividale del Friuli (north of Italy).
FORMICA     Italian
This surname is also spanish and it means "ant". it could indicate a person that is short and thin but works hard an constantly.... [more]
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