Amore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Amore family

The surname Amore was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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.

Early History of the Amore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amore research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Amore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amore, Amori, D'Amore, D'Amori, D'Amuri, Dell'Amore, Amorello, Amoriello, Amorelli, Amorino, Amorini, Amorese, Amouri and many more.

Early Notables of the Amore family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Amore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amore migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hamurt Amore, who landed in Virginia in 1646 [1]
  • Hamurt Amore, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • Marrice Amore, who settled in Maryland in 1665
  • Marrice Amore, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
Amore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Amore, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Thomas Amore, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Jerome Amore, who arrived in Virginia in 1730 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Amore (post 1700)

  • Gianna Amore (b. 1968), American model and actress
  • Eugenio Amore (b. 1972), Italian Olympic beach volleyball player

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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