Il fasto e le gesta antiche della presente famiglia accompagnata con la scarzezza delle scritture non lascia scorgere il prinicipio della sua nobiltà; e perciò a ragione gli scrittori e ricercatori confessono con tutta la loro investigazione di non sapere accertare la sua origine; ma non vedendo noi addurre ragione alcuna per farci credere questa opinione, che tiene anche dubbia, potremo ancor noi proferire la nostra, non opinione, ma certezza evidente, mentre viene da noi appoggiata ad alcune evidenti ragioni che non sanno mentire. Trovasi dunque nel Territorio di Messina. Un Pino di Agosto fu Senatore di Messina nel 1436 1437. Fu costume delle più antiche famiglie, le quali dopo la caduta del Romano Imperio, in quella inondatione de’ Barbari, havendo i loro cognomi, sicome gli studi, e altre cose belle smarrito e restati solo con semplici nomi, trarre di nuovo i loro cognomi, e il loro casato da’ nomi proprii paterni, e de’ maggiori.. Riguardo a questo cognome abbiamo ritrovato ulteriori informazioni storiche in altri archivi. Purtroppo in lingua originale Inglese. : The earliest known instance of this name AGOSTO was St. Aurelius Augustinus, also known as Augustine of Hippo (354-430) the greatest of the Latin church fathers. He was born in Tagaste in Numidia which is modern Tunisia. His father was a pagan but he was brought up a christian by his devout mother Monica. After living a fairly racy youth, he embraced christianity fully, and was baptised, together with his son, by St. Ambrose in the year 386. His monumental opus was the City of God which he wrote between 412-27. His namesake St. Augustine was the first archbishop of Canterbury circa. 596. He was prior of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Andrew in Rome, when in 596, he was sent with forty other monks by Pope Gregory I. to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Landing in Thanet, the missionaries were kindly received by Ethelbert, King of Kent, whose wife Bertha, daughter of the Frankish King was a Christian. A residence was assigned to them at Canterbury, where they devoted themselves to monastic exercises and preaching. He was extremely successful in his mission, and it is recorded that in one day Augustine baptised one thousand persons in a day in the river Swale. He died in 604, and in 612 his body was transferred to his abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul. The name has numerous variant spellings which include AGUSTO, AUGUSTE, AUGUSTO, AUGST, AGOSTONI, AUGUSTONI and AUGUSTSSON. A noble member of the name was AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO ((1418-81) the Italian sculptor, born in Florence. His best and most original work is the relief decoration for the Tempio Malatestiano at Rimini, a church designed by Alberti. His style is characterized by a strong emphasis on line and, in its essentially decorative quality. Although compelled to leave Florence – due it was said, to being accused of stealing from a church – he returned for sufficient time to begin working on a large piece of marble, which, left unfinished, was later used by Michelangelo to produce the famous statue of David. In the Middle Ages heraldry came into use as a practical matter. It originated in the devices used to distinguish the armoured warriors in tournament and war, and was also placed on seals as marks of identity. As far as records show, true heraldry started in the middle of the 12th century, and appeared almost simultaneously in several states of Western Europe…. Noble title: Patrizi Coat of arms: D’azzurro, al capriolo d’argento, accompagnato da tre stelle dello stesso…
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