Aquino (surname)

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The surname Aquino comes from one of the historic noble houses in Italy. Although Jure Francorum lived, as Benedetto Croce attests, the family was, however, of longobard blood, as it came from Rodoaldo, who had been Aquino's gastropod in the time of the dukes of Benevento. The Aquinos were counted among the seven great houses of the Kingdom of Naples. Among its most prominent members, the family includes the famous saint Thomas of Aquino.[1]

It has also been adopted elsewhere, particularly by Spaniards in Latin America and on the Philippines, to baptize local indigenous people in honor of the great theologian St. Thomas of Aquino.

Persons with the surname Aquino[edit]


  1. ^ "Famiglia Aquino". Retrieved 2018-06-24.