Longino Family History
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Longino Name Meaning
Italian: from the personal name Longino, from Latin Longinus, from longus ‘long’, ‘tall’; the name is found mainly in northeastern Italy, which was the center of the cult of San Longino, a soldier who, according to legend, was martyred at Cappadocia. Medieval legend also had it that this was the name of the soldier who pierced Christ’s side with a spear at the Crucifixion. In the form Longinos it is also found as a Greek family name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press