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Want to know the ranking of the 10 most popular Italian names among children born in 2018 in Italy?


According to the website Istituto Nazionale di Statistica - ISTAT, in 2018, the most popular male Italian name among children born was Leonardo, and among girls was Sofia.


  • See below the ranking of the 10 most popular Italian names.

# Nome Quant. Nome Quant.
1 Leonardo 7.690 Sofia 6.400
2 Francis 6.519 Julia 5.917
3 Alexander 5.660 Aurora 5.862
4 Lorenzo 5.566 Alice 3.741
5 Matthias 5.474 Genebra 3.688
6 Andrew 5.016 emma 3.481
7 Gabriele 4.721 Giorgia 3.251
8 Richard 4.456 Greta 3.043
9 Thomas 4.181 Beatrice 3.030
10 Edward 3.776 Anna 2.762

Fonte: ISTAT



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Do you know what the Italian surnames mean?


There are scholars who propose various classifications for Italian surnames. The simplest and most practical, however, is that it divides them into four large groups. According to Mioranza, (2009, p.109), all Italian surnames derive from the Latin expression Filius Quondam, meaning "son of the deceased." For example, Paulus Filius quondam Petri meant Paul son of the late Peter. this expression was used until the nineteenth century. Therefore, the first group of Italian surnames is represented by the patronymics, that is, by those that directly reflect the name of the father, or the patriarch that gave rise to the family trunk. This type corresponds to approximately 37% of Italian surnames.

Ciro Mioranza in: Filius Quondam, 2009


  • See below in this infographic the summary of how Italian surnames are divided.

O significado dos sobrenomes italianos




Italian surnames originating in the provinces of the Veneto region.


The region of Veneto is a region of northeastern Italy with 18,391 km² and 4.9 million inhabitants, being the fifth most populated region in the country. The story goes that it is from this place that most of our Italian ancestors left, and from where the Italian surnames that originated the Italian families in Brazil. The capital is Venice. The region is divided into seven provinces. Evidently, this was not the only one, but it was the Italian region that initiated the great immigration intensification by the Italians to Brazil from 1874 to 1889.


Listing with 300 Italian surnames originating from the provinces of Veneto.


ORD TREVISO VENEZIA VICENZA
1 Schioppo Zara Crestani
2 Battistuzzi Gianolla Quintarelli
3 Beraldo Cavallarin Pianalto
4 Marin Grassi Castegnaro
5 Moro Moro Frison
6 Simeoni Levorato Disconzi
7 Marchetti Furian Acerbi
8 Pin Nordio Covalo
9 Lasta Bullo Zoppello
10 Speziali Stramazzo Sandri
11 Pianca Pondian Dissegna
12 Marcon Martellato Stocchero
13 Zanchett Tessaro Chilò
14 Bernardi Boscolo Frigo
15 Bortignon Favaro Caliari
16 Zabotto Cercato Costa
17 Bernardi Fontana Carollo
18 Daltin Rossi Turcato
19 Andreatta Battiston Zattera
20 Mazzarollo Furlan De Franceschi
21 Piovesan Chinellato Mabilia
22 Salvadoretti Merli Stella
23 Baldin Longhin Fontana
24 Menegon Semenzato Ruffini
25 Polo Rizzo Bianchin
26 Carniato Meneguzzi Villanova
27 Carobolante Corbetta Tovo
28 Fratin Chieregato Vezzaro
29 Cuziol Penso Voltan
30 Berto Boscolo Gastaldello
31 Pianca Concolato Tagliapietra
32 Moret Giacomo Fava Gasparotto
33 Forcolin Pezzile Dal Lago
34 Cescon Cerri Billè
35 Stramare Vianello Chiomento
36 Zanoni Meneghetti Battaglia
37 Zen Pesce Poja
38 De Poi Carraro Sasso
39 Recco Zampieri Foscarini
40 Comazzetto Zaghi Lunardon
41 De Nardi Miconi Tovo
42 De Toffoli Pupulin Dalla Pria
43 Chiara Zanson Preto
44 Francescato Simionato Cogo
45 Martignago Marangon Bracesco
46 (da) Rios Degan Chiurato
47 Beraldo Chiarato Buffo
48 Fraccaro Fusello Doppio
49 Biscaro Visentin Pagliarusco
50 Martini Ghezzo Fabbian
51 Cadamuro Artusi Sandro
52 Biral Giada Cavazzola
53 Pilan Giocondo Vecchiato Cisco
54 Fraccaro Manente Maestri
55 Nespolo Antonio Saccaro Cavallaro
56 Guarotto Zampieri Donazzolo
57 Sponchiado Cercato De Poli
58 Buso Nalin Zoncato
59 Parussolo Zanon Busin
60 Breda Palmosi Valente
61 Rossi Cancellada Schiavo
62 Visentin Hoffmann Prane
63 Schiavetto Scarzanella Preto
64 Rizzetto Vianello Moresco
65 Moro Contarin Ballani
66 Fizzala Baracco Battibello
67 Mello Gallina Frizzo
68 Nascimben Baruzzo Marionni
69 Darsiè Angeletti Segato
70 Rui Perissino Slaviero
71 Bavaresco Dittadi Fracasso
72 De Bacco Biancotto Tessari
73 Longato Mogno Menegolo
74 Gastaldo Bugin Zanosso
75 Indri Ferro Bellarsi
76 Valongo Fornaro Miotti
77 Biscaro Salvagno Girardi
78 Piccolo Girardi Nicolin
79 Gasparotto Furlan Zilio
80 Merlo Bullo Ballani
81 De Nadai Collavo Liotto
82 Vanzin Galazzo Garbin
83 Tottolo Ballarin Anzi
84 Girardi Carisi Tonello
85 Celot Baldin Dal Molin
86 Crosato Stefani Mengardo
87 Colombana Mariutti Pegoraro
88 Da Re Baldan Farinea
89 Moretton Battel Dal Lago
90 Quaggiotto Pasquon Scalzotto
91 Montini Biasin Agnolin
92 Vendri Bonsembiante Grotto
93 Tolamini Marchetti Cattin
94 Dal Fabbro Barbaro Lovato
95 Gallina Chinellato Pretto
96 Ghirardi Dolcetta Bille
97 Ceccon Gorin Manazzale
98 Nardi Ezzecchiele Querini Bianchin
99 Marcon Dalla Dea Andriolo
100 Bellio Pussi Parison


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Do you know what the National Day of the Italian Immigrant in Brazil is?


February 21 is the national day of the Italian immigrant in Brazil!

The LAW Nº 11.687, OF 2 JUNE 2008 establishes the "National Day of the Italian Immigrant" to be celebrated annually on 21 February, throughout the national territory.





Do you know why the law was created?


Authored by V. Ex.ª Senator Gerson Camata from PL 2669/2000 - Transformed into Ordinary Law 11.687/2008 the device recalls the day when the first families of immigrants on board the steamer "La Sofia" arrived in Vitória-ES, on February 21, 1874, in what became known as "Tabacchi Expedition", pointing out that:


"The aim of this project is to pay due tribute to the Italian immigrant who, coming from so far away, settled here and made himself our people. [...] Entire families left their dreams, their friends... and came in search of new horizons. They brought with them their habits, their customs, their religiosity... and greatly enriched our culture."







How do I know if my Italian surname is entitled to Italian citizenship?


In short, the basic principle of Italian nationality is "jus sanguinis." That is, it is Italian citizen the legitimate child individual of Italian father or Italian mother. " The right to blood" is the main thread for attribution of Italian citizenship. By mother’s way, in principle, only the children of Italians will be entitled to Italian citizenship, if born after 1 January 1948. In practice, if there is a woman in the line of descendants, you should "look" at who is below her, and check if she was born after that date. In general, every descendant has the right to Italian citizenship.





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