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Origin and Etymology of Italian Surnames starting in "Din-"

Find here the possible, or accepted, etymology of many Italian surnames, and families of surnames, beginning with "Din-", as well as, where data is available, their geographical or historical origin and current distribution.

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DI NARDO
From the Germanic first name Leonardus, Lionardus, Lonardus, Lunardus that started to be used in 500 A.D. Patronymic surname
D'INCECCO
From the first name Cecco, diminutive for Francesco. Patronymic surname
DI NELLA
From the first name Nella, nickname of the names ending in "nella", ej: Antonella, Donatella; derived from the first name of the mother, the father is unknown
DI NELLO
From the first name Nello, nickname of the names ending in "nello", ex: Antonello, Donatello. Patronymic surname
DI NICOLA
From the first name of Nicola, derived from the Greek name "Nikòlaos", consisting of "nikàn" = to win and "laòs" = population. Patronymic surname
DI NICOLANTONIO
Consisting of two first names: Nicola and Antonio. Patronymic surname
DI NINA, DI NINO
From the first name Nino, used as a nickname for Antonino, Giovannino etc. Patronymic surname
DI NIRO
From the surname Neri, derived from the first name Rinieri, popular form of the Tuscany surname Ranieri
D'INNOCENZI
From the first name Innocenzo or derived from the adjective "innocente" = innocent, given to the children of unknown parents
D'INTINO, D'INTINA
From a first name that ends with "tino": Celestino, Albertino etc. Derived from the name of the father or mother
DI NUNZIO
From the first name Annunzio, diminutive of Annunziato that comes from the female name Annunziata. It is a Christian name deriving from Maria Santissima Annunziata. Patronymic surname
DIODATI, DIODATO
From the first name Diodato or Deodato, derived from the Latin "Adeodatus" = given by God
DI PANCRAZIA, DI PANCRAZIO
From the first name Pancrazio, derived from the Greek "Pankrates". Patronymic or matronymic surname
DI PAOLA, DI PAOLO
From the first name Paolo, derived from the Latin word "paulus" = small. Patronymic or matronymic surname
DI PAPA
From the word "papa" that has, according the local traditions, different meanings = father, bishop, priest. Patronymic surname
DI PARDO
From the surname Pardi, derived from the abbreviation of "Longobardi" = Lombards. Patronymic surname
DI PASQUALE
From the first name Pasquale, derived from Pasqua = Easter. Patronymic surname
DI PERSIA, DI PERSILIO, DI PERSIO
From the first name Persio, derived from a Roman family name "Persius"
DI PIERANTONIO, DI PIETRANTONIO
Consisting of two first names: Pietro and Antonio. Patronymic surname
DI PIETRO
From the first name Pietro. Patronymic surname
DI PILLA
Probably from the word "pillo" = tool to press the ground
D'IPPOLITO, D'IPPOLITI
From the first name Ippolito, derived from the Greek name "Hippolytos, consisting of "hippos" = horse and "lyein" = to untie. Patronymic surname
DI PRIMA, DI PRIMIO, DI PRIMO
From the first name Primo, derived from the Latin adjective "primus" = first, to indicate the first child born. Patronymic surname
DI PRINZI, DI PRINZIO
From the word "principe" = prince
DI PROFIO
From the Greek word "prophetis" = prophet
DI RADO
From the first name Rado, abbreviation of the first name Corrado. Patronymic surname
DI RENZO
From the first name Lorenzo. Patronymic surname
DI RISIERO, DI RISIO
From the first name Risio, abbreviation of Riziero. It could derive also from Rizzo, Riccio to indicate someone who has curly hair. Other possibilities: corruption of "Oderisio".
DI RUGGIERO
From the first name Ruggiero, diffused in South Italy after the kingdom of the Normans. It comes from the first name Hrodger, consisting of "hroth" = glory and "gaira-" = lance
DI SABATINO
From the first name Sabato = Saturday, very rare, given to the children born in said day of the week. Patronymic surname
DI SALVO
From the first name Salvo or Salvio, a good whishes name meaning "saved by the Faith". Patronymic surname
DI SANTE
From the first name Santo. Patronymic surname
DI SAVERIO
From the first name Saverio, derived from the Spanish family name "Xavier". Patronymic surname
DISCENZA
From the dialect word "discinza" or "descenza" = bad luck, also from the word "discenza" = flu
DI SCIPIO, DI SIPIO
From the first name Scipione, derived from the Latin word "scipio" = stick, staff. Patronymic surname
DI SERAFINO
From the first name Serafino, derived from the Hebrew "Serafim", consisting of "seraf" = to burn. Patronymic surname
DI STEFANO
From the first name Stefano, derived from the Greek word "stèphanos" = crown. Patronymic surname
DI TEODORO
From the first name Teodoro, derived from the Greek name "Theodoros" = gift of God. Patronymic surname
DI TILLIO
From the first name Tillio, diminutive of Attilio. Patronymic surname
DI TINO
From a first name that ends with "tino": Celestino, Albertino etc. Derived from the name of the father
DI TITO, DI TIZIO
From the first name Tito or Tizio, probably derived from the Latin family name "Titus" of Etruscan origin. Patronymic surname
DI TOMMASO
From the first name Tommaso of Aramaic origin meaning twin. Patronymic surname
DI TORO
Probably from the town of Toro in Abruzzo, derived from the Latin word "torus" = land rised
DI TULIO, DI TULLIO
From the first name Tullio, derived from the Latin family name "Tullius". Patronymic surname
DI UBALDO
From the first name Ubaldo, of German origin meaning bold, smart. Patronymic surname
DI VENZO, DI VINCENZO
From the first name Vincenzo = Vincent. This name comes from Latin "Vincentius" = the winner. Patronymic surname
DI VIRGILIO
From the first name Virgilio. Patronymic surname
DI VITO
From the first name Vito, derived from the Latin first name "Vitus" or from the Lombard "Wido" derived from "widu" = wood or "wida" = far. Patronymic surname
DI ZAVERIO
From the first name Saverio, derived from the Spanish family name "Xavier". Patronymic surname
DI ZIO
From the first name Ignazio. Patronymic surname.