Early Origins of the Alegria family
The surname Alegria was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Alegria family
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Alegria Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Allegri, Allegro, Allegra, Allegretti, Allegretto, Allegretta, Allegrini, Allegrucci, Allegroni, Allegrani, Allegranza, Allegranzini, Allegrezza, Allegria, Alegri, Alegro and many more.
Early Notables of the Alegria family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alegria family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alegria Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Alegria, who arrived in America in 1814 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)
- Antonio Alegria, who settled in California in 1870
Contemporary Notables of the name Alegria (post 1700)
- Maria L. Alegria, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (1924-2018), Nicaraguan-Salvadoran poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist