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Where did the Italian Gasparri family come from? What is the Italian Gasparri family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gasparri family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gasparri family history?The distinguished surname Gasparri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and patronymic surnames, derived from the father's given name were the most common type of family name adopted in the region of Venice. The Italian surname Gasparri came from the personal name Gaspare, derived from the Latin name Gasparus, and ultimately derived from "kaspar," a Persian word meaning "treasurer" and name of one of the three Magi.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaspari, Gasparo, Gasperi, Gasparri, Casparri, Degasperi, Gasparelli, Gasparini, Gasparetti, Gasparetto, Gaspardo, Gasparon, Gasperin, Gasbarrini, Gasperoni, Gasparrini, Sperelli, Sperotto, Speroni and many more.
First found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. 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 Gasparri research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1749, 1712 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Gasparri History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Val Gaspare, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 aboard the steam ship "Fulda," Caesear Gasparini, who was naturalized in California in 1898; and John Gasparotti, naturalized in Illinois in 1894..
The Gasparri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gasparri 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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