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Although this family name surfaced in Padua about the 15th century, the origin of this surname is from the area of Abruzzi, in the Papal States. It is most likely that the family left this area and then took the name Abruzzi, as in "the person from Abruzzi." The name quickly spread through the peninsular part of Italy and it can be found throughout Italy today. The variations of the name which end in "i" tend to be from the north, while those ending in "o" are from the south.

Abruzzo Early Origins



The surname Abruzzo was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), a city of northern Italian on the River Bacchiglione, anciently known as Patavium, and then Padova. 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.One branch is claimed to be descended originally from Bruggia of Bruzi in Ferrara. Two members of this branch of the family, Nicolo Bruzi (born 1480) and Benedetto Bruzi (born 1545) became ducal Generals at different times.

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Abruzzo Spelling Variations


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Abruzzo 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 Abruzzo include Abruzzese, Abruzzesi, Abbruzzese, Abruzzese, Abruzzo, Abruzzi, Abruzzo, Bruzi, Bruzzi, Abbruzzo, Bruzzese, Bruzzesi and many more.

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Abruzzo Early History


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Abruzzo Early History



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

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Abruzzo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abruzzo Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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 Abruzzo or a variant listed above:

Abruzzo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benedetto Abruzzo and his six year-old son Antonio, who arrived in New York on board the SS Olympia in 1896

Abruzzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joe Abruzzo, who came to Arkansas in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abruzzo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abruzzo (post 1700)



  • Matthew T. Abruzzo (1889-1971), American federal judge
  • Richard Abruzzo (1963-2010), American balloonist, three-time winner of the Harmon Trophy
  • Ray Abruzzo, Italian-American actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Abruzzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abruzzo 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 23 January 2014 at 07:18.

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