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Where did the Italian Sposito family come from? What is the Italian Sposito family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sposito family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sposito family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Esposito, Sposito, Esposto, Esposti, Sposato and others.
First found in the Papal States, mainly in the Campania region, though it's also found in north-central Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. The name Sposito is derived from the Italian word "exposito," meaning "exposed," but was in fact a term applied to describe foundling (abandoned) children. Similar names arose throughout Europe, as in Spain, for example, children who were left at the church doors were known as "expoitos."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sposito research. Another 255 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sposito 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: Antonio Esposito, who arrived in New York in 1882; Maria Esposito, 36; who came to New York in 1896; and Agostino Esposito, 35; who also arrived in New York in the same year..
The Sposito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sposito 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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