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Where did the Italian Centeno family come from? What is the Italian Centeno family crest and coat of arms? When did the Centeno family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Centeno family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cantano, Cantazzo, Centano, Centazzo, Centuzzo, Centoni, Centani, Centini and many more.
First found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Centeno research. Another 172 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1497 is included under the topic Early Centeno History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 109 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Centeno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Centeno Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Centeno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Centeno Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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