Alesci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Alesci family

The surname Alesci was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. 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.

Important Dates for the Alesci family

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Alesci Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alicea, Alesi, Alesio, Alesci, Alecci, Ales, Alescio, Alesseri, Allesiani, Alicea, Alicci, Alesani, Aliscio and many more.

Early Notables of the Alesci family (pre 1700)

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Alesci migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alesci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Giovannina Alesci, aged 31, originally from Roma, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Concetta Alesci, aged 8, originally from Giullana, Sicily, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Palermo, Italy [2]
  • Rosario Alesci, aged 11, originally from Giullana, Sicily, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Madonna" from Palermo, Italy [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alesci (post 1700)

  • Frank Alesci (b. 1986), American soccer player for Jersey Express S.C
  • Cristina Alesci, American CNN and CNNMoney correspondent

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67F-YM7 : 6 December 2014), Giovannina Alesci, 06 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HK-5TR : 6 December 2014), Concetta Alesci, 07 Jan 1920; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HK-5T5 : 6 December 2014), Rosario Alesci, 07 Jan 1920; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Madonna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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