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

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

Other Surnames Starting with:

IACHELLI, IACHELLO, IACHETTA, IACHETTI, IACHI, IACHINI, IACHINO, IACI, IACINI, IACO, IACO', IACOBACCI, IACOBBE, IACOBBI, IACOBELLI, IACOBELLIS, IACOBINI, IACOBINO, IACOBO, IACOBONE, IACOBONI, IACOBUCCI, IACOLO, IACOMELLI, IACOMETTA, IACOMETTI, IACOMI, IACOMINI, IACOMO, IACOMONI, IACONE, IACOPETTI, IACOPINI, IACOPINO, IACOPO, IACOPUCCI, IACORMINO, IACOVACCI, IACOVELLA, IACOVELLI, IACOVELLO, IACOVIELLO, IACOVINI, IACOVIZZI, IACOVO, IACOVONE, IACOVUCCI, IACOVUZZI, IACUELLI, IACUISSI, IACULLO, IACUTTI, IACUVELLI, IACUZZI
From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected
IALLONARDO
Based on the first name Gianni. In the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni
IANNACCI, IANNACCONE, IANNACONE, IANNACONI, IANNARILLI, IANNE, IANNELLA, IANNELLI, IANNETTI, IANNELLO, IANNI, IANNIELLO, IANNILLI, IANNINI, LANNINO, IANNITTI, IANNO, IANNONE, IANNONI, IANNUCCELLI, IANNUCCI, IANNUZZI, IANNUZZO
Based on the first name Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni. In the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni
IAPALUCCI, IAPALUCCIA, IAPALUCCIO
Consisting of two first names Gianni, abbreviation of the first name Giovanni and the dimnutive of Paolo
IAPICHELLA, IAPICHELLI, IAPICO, IAPPICHINI
From the first name Giacomo, Giacobo, Giacopo, Giacobbe, derived from the Hebrew "Yaaquob" = God has protected
IAVARONE
Based on the first name Gianni. In the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni
IENTILE
From the adjective gentile = gentle. In origin with the meaning of noble or to indicate someone that belongs to the same family (Latin gens)
IERVESE
From the first name Gervasi derived from the French name Gervais
IEZZI
From the word "jizzu" (already used in the ancient Sicily dialect),derived from the Latin word "aegyptius" = slave
IGNAZIO
From the first name Ignazio
INCECCO
From the first name Cecco, abbreviation of Francesco
INNOCENTI, INNOCENZI
From the adjective "innocente" = innocent, given to the children of unknown parents
IOCCA, IOCCO
From the first name or nickname Cocco, meaning "egg" or "dear person"
IORIO, IORI, IORILLO, IORIZZI, IORIZZO
From the first name Giorgio, deriving from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer
IOVENE, IOVINE, IOVINELLI, IOVINO
From the ancient name Giovine or Iovine used as nickname or to indicate a young (in italian giovane) person
IPPOLITI
From the first name Ippolito, derived from the Greek name "Hippolytos, consisting of "hippos" = horse and "lyein" = to untie
ISACCO
From the word "sacco" = sack, bag. To indicate someone that makes, transports or loads sacks. Also derived from the first name Isacco
IULIANELLA, IULIANI, IULIANO
From the first name Giuliano, derived from the Latin "Iulius" = sacred to Jupiter
IUORIO
From the first name Giorgio, deriving from the Greek word "gheorgos" = farmer