What does my last name, "Donofrio" mean? I know it's Italian, what does it mean though?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hey Sparkling,

    Means "son of Onofrio".

    Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Onofrio, D'Onofri, Nofri, Noferi, Noferini, Onofrio and many more.

    First found in Emilia. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records.

    Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luigi Donofrio, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; and Noto Onofrio, who arrived in Boston sometime between 1913 and 1914

  • 1 decade ago

    D'onofrio means from Onofrio

    It is relatively common around Naples and there is a town near Naples called SANT'ONOFRIO.

    http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

    and type in D'onofrio in the field of the left near the top called cognome (which means surname)

  • 1 decade ago

    Its not italian, but spanish.

    It is a dorky first name.

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