The surname Verrio was first found in Ravenna, a city of Emilia, capital of the province of Ravenna. It dates back to the 2nd century B.C. It came under the dominance of Rome. Augustus made it his fleet port. It fell to the Goths but Justinian sent an army in 535 A.D and restored it to Italy. By the 13th it was independent under the papal states, and generally, except for the French revolution, remained so. It is rich in art, museums, galleries, churches and history. 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.
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Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Verrio (c.
1636-1707), an Italian artist who introduced Baroque mural painting into England
and served the Crown over a thirty year period. "He was born at Lecce, near Otranto in South Italy, and studied painting at Naples. He settled for a time in... Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verrio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who arrived along the east coast of North America.