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Etymology of Italian surnames starting with "Dia-"

Surnames starting with:

DIANA: From the female first name Diana, derived from the Roman Goddess of the hunt or from a medieval name meaning witch

DI ATTILIO: From the first name Attilio. Patronymic surname

DI BACCO: From the Latin first name "Bacchus", god of the wine. Probably to indicate someone that worked in a vineyard

DI BARTOLOMEO: From the first name Bartolomeo. Patronymic surname

DI BELLA, DI BELLO: From the adjective "bello" = beautiful. Probably was a nickname to identify an hansom man

DI BERNARDO: From the first name Bernardo, derived from "bera" = bear and "hardhu" = strong. Patronymic surname

DI BIASE: From the first name Biagio; it derives from the Greek word "blaisos" = to be bow-legged. Patronymic surname

DI BONAVENTURA: From the first name Bonaventura, good wishes name. Patronymic surname

DI CAMILLO: From the first name Camillo; name given by the Romans to the young men that started the novitiate. Patronymic surname

DI CAMPLI: To indicate people coming from the town of Campli, province of Teramo. The word derives from "campo, campus" = country

DI CAPUA: From the name of the town of Capua

DI CARLO: From the first name Carlo; diffused after the king Carlo Magno. Patronymic surname

DI CECCO: From the first name Cecco, abbreviation of Francesco = Francis. The name indicated people belonging to the population of Francs. Patronymic surname

DI CENSO, DI CENZO: From the first name Censo, abbreviation of Vincenzo = Vincent. This name comes from Latin "Vincentius" = the winner. Patronymic surname

DI CESARE: From the Latin first name "Cesare" = Caesar. Patronymic surname

DI CIANO: From first name Ciano, abbreviation of Luciano; it belongs to the patronymic surnames = derived from the name of the father

DI CINTIA, DI CINTIO, DI CINZO: From the female first name Cinzia; this name derives from the place where Apollo and his sister Artemide (named Cynthus and Cynthia) were born: the Cinto Mountain of Delo Island

DI CLEMENTE: From the first name Clemente, deriving from the Latin word "clemens" = clement, indulgent. Patronymic surname

DI COLA: From the first name Cola, abbreviation of Nicola. Patronymic surname

DI CORRADO: From the first Corrado of German origin, meaning "courageous to take decisions". Patronymic surname

DI COSTANZI: From the first name Costanzo. Patronymic surname

DI CRESCENZO, DI CRESCIENZIO, DI CRISCI, DI CRISCIO: From the first name Crescenzo, derived from the Latin verb "crescere" = to grow up. Patronymic surname

DI CRISTOFORO: From the first name Cristoforo, derived from the Latin "Christoforus" = who has Christ. Surname from the name of the father

DI DOMENICA, DI DOMENICO: From the first name Domenico, derived from the Latin word "dominus" = lord. Patronymic surname

DI DOMIZIO: Form the Latin first name Domizio; it derives from the name of the father

DI DONATO: From the first name Donato. Patronymic surname

DI DONNO: From the word "donno", derived from the Latin "dominus" = sir. Sometimes used also as a noble title

DI EMIDDIO, DI EMIDIO: From the first name Emidio. Patronymic surname

DI FABIO: From the first name Fabio. Patronymic surname

DI FABRIZIO: From the first name Fabrizio, derived from the Latin word "faber" = blacksmith, craftsman. Patronymic surname

DI FEBO: From the first name Febo, derived from the Greek adjective "phoibòs" = shining used for Apollo

DI FELICE: From the first name Felice, derived from the Latin "felix" = happy. Patronymic surname

DI FELICIANTONIO: From the first name Feliciantonio. Patronymic surname

DI FERDINANDO: From the first name Ferdinando. Patronymic surname

DI FIORE: From the word "fiore" = flower. Used as a name of good whishes

DI FRANCISCI, DI FRANCO: From the first name Francesco, derived from the Latin word "Franciscus" = inhabitant of France

DI GIACOMO: From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected. Patronymic surname

DI GIAMBERARDINO: Consisting of two first names Giovanni and Berardino, diminutive of Berardo. Patronymic surname

DI GIAMPAOLO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni and Paolo; based on the first name Gianni, Giovanni. In the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni. Patronymic surname

DI GIANDOMENICO: Consisting of two first names: Gianni and Domenico. Based on the first name Gianni. In the Meddle Ages Ianni or Janni. Patronymic surname

DI GIANNANTONIO: Consisting of the first names Gianni and Antonio. Based on the first name Gianni. In the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni. Patronymic surname

D'IGNAZIA: From the female first name Ignazia. Matronymic surname

D'IGNAZIO: From the first name Ignazio. Patronymic surname

DI GIOIA: From the word "gioia" = happiness. Used also with the meaning of jewel. Sometimes derived from the name of a place, fro the Latin "iovia" = sacred rock. Patronymic surname

DI GIORGIO: From the first name Giorgio, derived from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer. Patronymic surname. Patronymic surname

DI GIOSI, DI GIOSIA: From the first name Giuseppe, derived from the Hebrew "Yoseph". Patronymic surname

DI GIOVANNANTONIO: Consisting of the first names Giovanni and Antonio. Patronymic surname

DI GIOVANNI: From the first name Giovanni, derived from the Hebrew "Yohanan", consisting of "Yahwè" = God and "hanan" = to be merciful. Patronymic surname

DI GIROLAMO: From the first name Girolamo or Gerolamo, derived from the Greek "Hieronymos", consisting of "ònoma" = name and "hieròs" = sacred. Patronymic surname

DI GIULIO: From the Latin first name Iulius, derived from "Iovis" = sacred to Iuppiter. Patronymic surname

DI GIUSEPPE: From the first name Giuseppe, derived from the Hebrew "Yoseph". Patronymic surname

DI GRAZIA: From the first name "Grazia" = Grace.

DI GREGORIO: From the first name Gregorio, derived from the Greek verb "ghregorein" = to be smart, intelligent. Patronymic surname

DI GUGLIELMO: From the first name Guglielmo, derived from the German name consisting of "wilian" = will and "hëlma-" = helmet. Patronymic surname

DI IORIO: From the first name Giorgio, derived from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer. Patronymic surname

DI IPPOLITI: From the first name Ippolito, derived from the Greek name "Hippolytos, consisting of "hippos" = horse and "lyein" = to untie. Patronymic surname

DI LALLO: From the female first name Lalla, nickname for the first names Angela, Italia, Gabriella, Laura

DI LELLO: From the first name Lello, diminutive of many names ending in -ello: Angiolello, Brunello, Raffaello etc. Patronymic surname

DI LENA: From the female first name Lena, diminutive of Maddalena. Surname derived from the first name of the mother, the father is unknown

DI LEONARDI: From the first name Leonardo. Patronymic surname

DI LORETO: From the name of the town of Loreto, sometimes transformed in a first name and then in a surname

DI LUCA: From the first name Luca. Patronymic surname

DI LUCIANO: From first name Luciano; it belongs to the patronimic surnames = derived from the name of the father

DI LUIGI: From the first name Luigi, derived from the ancient German first name "Hlodowing", consisting of "hluda" = famous and "wigaz" = fighter. Patronymic surname

DI LUZIO: From the first name Lucio,derived from the Latin word "lux" = light. Patronymic surname

DI MAIO: From the word "Maggio" = "May" , to indicate someone born in said month, or derived from the Latin "maior" = greater

DI MARCANTONIO: Consisting of two first names: Marco and Antonio. Patronymic surname

DI MARCELLI, DI MARCELLO: From the first name Marcello, diminutive of Marco. Patronymic surname

DI MARCO: From the first name Marco. Patronymic surname

DI MARCOBERARDINO: Consisting of two first names: Marco and Berardino. Patronymic surname

DI MARIA: From the first name Maria = Mary

DI MATTEI, DI MATTEO, DI MATTIA: From the first name Matteo, derived from the Hebrew "Mattitya", consisting of Mattat = gift and "Ya" for Yahweh = God of Israel. Patronymic surname

DI MEO: From the first name Meo, diminutive of Bartolomeo. Patronymic surname

DI MICHELE: From the first name Michele, derived from the Hebrew name "Micha'el" = who is as powerful as God. Patronymic surname

DI MUZIO: From the Latin first name "Mutius or Mucius". It could be also a diminutive of Giacomo, Giacomuzzo. Patronymic surname

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