Alessandro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
People in Italy were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name, or surname to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. The surname Alessandro was derived from the Italian personal name Alessandro.
Early Origins of the Alessandro family
The surname Alessandro 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 Alessandro family
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Alessandro Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Di Sandro, Sandra, Sandras, Sandre, Sandrolini, Sandron, Sandrone, Alessandro, Alessandra, Lassandro, Lassandra, Assandro and many more.
Early Notables of the Alessandro family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Lorenzo d’Alessandro (c.1455-1503), an Italian painter and interpreter of late Gothic style; and Vincenzo Alessandri (died 1657), an Italian Knight of Malta who became a buccaneer.
Romano Alessandro, surnamed della Viola from his skill on that instrument, lived in the latter half...
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Alessandro migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alessandro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alicandro Alessandro, who arrived in New York, NY in 1904
- Alicandro Alessandro, who settled in New York, NY in 1904
Contemporary Notables of the name Alessandro (post 1700) +
- Joseph S. Alessandro, American Republican politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 2004 
- Darío Pedro Alessandro (1951-2021), Argentine sociologist, politician, and diplomat
- Andrea Alessandro Carnevale (b. 1961), Italian former footballer
- Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi (1728-1804), Italian opera composer
- Alessandro Casse (1946-2021), Italian ski racer, father of World Cup alpine ski racer Mattia Casse
- Alessandro Scarpato, Italian researcher at Ansaldo Energia
- Alessandro Minelli (b. 1948), Italian biologist, formerly professor of Zoology in the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Padova
- Alessandro Talotti (1980-2021), Italian high jumper at the 2004 Olympic Games
- Alessandro Mazzinghi (1938-2020), known as Sandro, an Italian professional boxer who held the world light middleweight championship twice
- Alessandro Criscuolo (1937-2020), Italian jurist, President of the Constitutional Court (2014–2016)
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