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The distinguished surname Alessio can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Alessio is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Alessio came from the personal name "Alessio" which is derived from the Latin Alexius which means to defend or to protect.

Alessio Early Origins



The surname Alessio was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the 15th century with the Alessio family, who moved to Sicily when they received a vast amount of land on the island from the king, Federico.

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Alessio Spelling Variations


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Alessio Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Alessio include Alecci, Ales, Alesci, Alescio, Alesi, Alesio, Alesseri, Alessi, Alessiani, Alessiati, Alessio, D'Alesio, D'Alessio and many more.

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Alessio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alessio Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Alessio, a Baron in 1435 in Sicily; and Galeazzo Alessi (1512-1572), an Italian architect from Perugia who worked in Rome and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alessio 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



Immigrants bearing the name Alessio or a variant listed above include:

Alessio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Alessio, aged 45, who landed in America from Rogliano, in 1902
  • Antonio Alessio, aged 32, who landed in America from Villa Secondon, Italy, in 1906
  • Andrea Alessio, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Riese, Italy, in 1909
  • Carlo Alessio, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Colcavagno, Italy, in 1909
  • Antonio Alessio, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from S. Giovanni in Fiore, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alessio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alessio (post 1700)



  • John S. Alessio, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • Jason Alessio, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 2002
  • Angelo Alessio (b. 1965), professional Italian football coach and a former player
  • John Paul Alessio (b. 1979), Canadian mixed martial artist
  • Steven Alessio (b. 1971), former Australian rules footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. 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. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Alessio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alessio 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.

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