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Origin and Meaning of Nuncio

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nun"ci*o
  1. A messenger.(Obs)
  2. The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.

Etymology: It. nunzio nuncio, fr. L. nuncius nuntius, messenger; perh. akin to novus new, E. new, and thus, one who brings news. Cf. Announce

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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nuncio

Joao was born on February 15th, 1901 in Alcácer do Sal. He left this life on January 26th, 1976.


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Popularity of Nuncio as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nuncio U.S.
  White 11.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 86.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nuncio

People with the last name Nuncio are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nuncio

  • How Popular is the name Nuncio? Nuncio is the 62,141st most popular name of all time. As a last name Nuncio was the 23,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nuncio have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Nuncio in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nuncio? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nuncio first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nuncio is Thursday, March 24th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Nuncio born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nuncio was in 1924 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nuncio: Your name in reverse order is Oicnun. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Conuni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nuncio? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,085 people with the last name Nuncio.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nuncio? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nuncio as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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