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Where did the Italian Ursino family come from? What is the Italian Ursino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ursino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ursino family history?The distinguished surname Ursino originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. 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. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Ursino came from the name Orso, which is derived from the Latin name Ursus, meaning bear.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Orsi, Orso, Ursi, Urso, Dorso, Ursich, Ursic, Orselli, Orsetti, Orsatti, Ursini, Ursino, Orsoni and many more.
First found in Forli a town in Emilia capital of the province of Forli. Believed to be built over the ancient Forum Livii. The Church of S. Mercuriale is notable. 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 was in itself a family honor.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ursino research. Another 186 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1520, and 1725 are included under the topic Early Ursino History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 52 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ursino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juanni Francesco Orsi, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1891.
The Ursino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ursino 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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