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Where did the Italian Lograsso family come from? What is the Italian Lograsso family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lograsso family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lograsso family history?From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lograsso family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Lograsso came from a person who was corpulent or stout. The surname Grassi is derived from the word grasso, which means overweight.
In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Lograsso include Grassi, Grasso, De Grassi, Degrassi, Lo Grasso, La Grassa, Grasselli, Grassellini, Grassaleoni, Grassilli, Grassigli, Grassetti, Grassini, Grassani and many more.
First found in the city of Milan, in the region of Lombardy
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lograsso research. Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lograsso History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Early immigration records have shown some of the first Lograssos to arrive on North American shores: John Grassi, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1810 at the age of 35; Agostino Grasselli, aged 39, who arrived at Ellis Island from Saimano, Italy, in 1912.
The Lograsso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lograsso 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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