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Where did the Italian Salvaggio family come from? What is the Italian Salvaggio family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salvaggio family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salvaggio 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 Salvaggio research. Another 344 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1475, 1605, 1700, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Salvaggio History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salvaggio Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Lucca Salvaggio, who arrived in Louisiana sometime between 1887 and 1910

Salvaggio Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Salvaggio, aged 35, who landed in America from Resuttano, in 1903
  • Antonino Salvaggio, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Poggioreale, in 1905
  • Antonino Salvaggio, aged 20, who settled in America from Grotte, Girgenti, in 1909
  • Anna Salvaggio, aged 27, who landed in America from Renettano, Sicily, in 1909
  • Angela Salvaggio, aged 8, who settled in America from Ripabottoni, Italy, in 1910


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  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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The Salvaggio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salvaggio 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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