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Abruzze Early Origins



The surname Abruzze was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful familes of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters. 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. Although this family name surfaced in Padua about the 15th century the name was found almost universally throughout Italy, assuming many spellings, and liberally distributed with many ranks of nobility. It is claimed to be descended originally from Bruggia of Bruzi in Ferrara about the year 1480 and the patriarch was General Duke Nicolo Benedetto.

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Abruzze Spelling Variations


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Abruzze Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Abruzze include Abruzzese, Abruzzesi, Abbruzzese, Abruzzese, Abruzzo, Abruzzi, Abruzzo, Bruzi, Bruzzi, Abbruzzo, Bruzzese, Bruzzesi and many more.

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Abruzze Early History


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Abruzze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abruzze research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abruzze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abruzze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abruzze Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Abruzze or a variant listed above: Adriano Bruzzi, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1892; Amelia Bruzzi, aged 10, who arrived at Ellis Island from Havana, Cuba, in 1916; Angela Bruzzi, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island from Monterasso, in 1913.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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    The Abruzze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abruzze 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 January 2014 at 14:33.

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