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Where did the Italian Disalvo family come from? What is the Italian Disalvo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Disalvo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Disalvo family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Salvi, Salvio, Salvia, Salvetti, Salvini, Salvinelli, Salvioli, Salvucci, Salvioni, Salvato, Salviato, Salvia and many more.

First found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. 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 Disalvo research. Another 344 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1475, 1605, 1700, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Disalvo History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Disalvo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Disalvo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Vincenzo DiSalvo, who came to America in 1881

Disalvo Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Nicola DiSalvo, who came to Ashtabula Co. OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Felecian Donio DiSalvo, who arrived in Ashtabula Co. OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Angelo DiSalvo, aged 8, who settled in America from S. Flavia, Palermo, in 1908
  • Antonino DiSalvo, aged 23, who settled in America from Bagheria, Palermo, in 1909
  • Angelo DiSalvo, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Bagheria, Sicily, in 1910


  • Steve DiSalvo (b. 1949), American retired professional wrestler, known as The Minotaur
  • DyAnne DiSalvo, American artist and author of children’s literature


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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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The Disalvo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Disalvo 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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