Italian Surnames

If you think your family name may have come from Italy, then tracing its history can yield important clues to your Italian heritage and ancestral village.

Maps Showing Locations of Italian Surnames– Distribution of the surnames according to regions, provinces or Italian communes.

Coats of arms – do not represent a surname, but a specific family carrying that coat of arms.

Italian surnames derived from the name Giovanni (John in English) – A large number of Italian surnames derive from first names with a Latin origin.

Spouses keep their original surnames

The most common Italian surnames – The results will be presented in decreasing order of popularity.

Italian surnames derived from names – Nomi e cognomi – Saggio di ricerche e Storiche etimologiche

Surnames of Orphans and Foundlings

Italian surnames list – Meanings, origins and geographical distribution of surnames