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Italian Surname Database · 1M ago

San Giuseppe – St Joseph’s Day

Today is the day when all those named Giuseppe (Joseph), Giuseppina (Josephine), etc., celebrate their onomastico, or name day. In Italy, Spain and Portugal March 19th is also known as Fathe...
Italian Surname Database · 4M ago

Happy Holidays 2017

Wishing you and your families a Very Happy and Joyus Holiday season.  Please remember to take care of yourselves and your loved ones and I look forward to seeing you back here in 2017!
Italian Surname Database · 5M ago

Happy Thanksgiving !

“May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner ...
Italian Surname Database · 5M ago

Pagine Bianche – Updated

*This is an updated current tutorial to the previously posted content titled Pagine Bianche – Italian White Pages .* A great resource for looking up Italian surnames and locating people in I...
Italian Surname Database · 5M ago

Gens-Italia- Updated Overview Tutorial

Gens-Italia – Short Overview Gens-Italia  is an excellent site to use to see the distribution of your surname in Italy.  Some of you might remember it as the site Susan Sarandon used in the ...
Italian Surname Database · 5M ago

Holiday Inspired Italian Names – Repost

With the holiday season upon us I thought it would be nice to talk about some holiday inspired Italian names. Some names that come to mind are Natale (Christmas) Grazia (Grace) and Bifano (E...
Italian Surname Database · 7M ago

Remembering 911

Today I’d like to just take a moment to remember those who perished during those horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 and to honor those brave individuals who helped with rescue and clea...
Italian Surname Database · 8M ago

Top 23 Italian Surnames

Ever wonder what the top Italian Surnames were in the United States?  Well no need to wonder anymore.  Ross Hinds of Grinberg News has used the info taken from the 2014 U.S. Census and writt...
Italian Surname Database · 9M ago


Here is a list of some common foundling surnames which were often given to abandoned children prior to 1928.  Children were often named by record keepers or officials in the town.  However, ...
Italian Surname Database · 9M ago

Cool Last Names HQ

I’m always looking for cool or informative articles about Italian Surnames so when I received an email this week from Larry Doig about his website Cool Last Names HQ I knew I had to feature ...