The Croce surname comes from the Italian word "croce" from the Latin "crux," meaning "cross."
Early Origins of the Croce family
The surname Croce was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. 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.
Early History of the Croce family
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Croce Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Croce, Croci, Della Croce, Crose, Crocetti, Crucitti, Crosetti, Crosetto, Crosio, Crosara, Crociato and many more.
Early Notables of the Croce family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was the Cruce family of Venetia. Giulio Cesare Croce (1550-1609) was an Italian writer, actor and producer of plays; Giovanni Croce (c.1558-1609), Italian composer and priest, Choirmaster... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Croce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Croce family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Croce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gartano Croce, who settled in Baltimore in 1832
- Gaetano Croce, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836
- Gaetano Croce, who landed in New York, NY in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Ludwig Croce, who settled in New York in 1855
Croce Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angelo Antonio Croce, who arrived in Kansas in 1938
Contemporary Notables of the name Croce (post 1700)
- Mary Keating Croce DiSabato (1928-2016), American Democratic Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly (1974-1980)
- Arlene Croce (b. 1934), American critic and writer on dance, founder of Ballet Review in 1965
- Jim Croce (1943-1973), American singer songwriter
- Benedetto Croce (1866-1952), Italian philosopher, critic, and educator
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- ^ 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)