Allegra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Allegra family
The surname Allegra 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 Allegra family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allegra research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1368, 1475, 1587, 1663, 1580, 1629 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Allegra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allegra Spelling Variations
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 Allegra family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Flaminio Allegrini da Cantiano, and Itlaian painter; and his son, Francesco Allegrini da Gubbio (1587-1663), an Italian painter from Gubbio, Perugia. Francesco's children, Flaminio and Angelica Allegrini, were also painters of some note. Angelica painted a canvas for the church of San Francesco, Gubbio.
Gregorio Allegri was a beneficed priest attached to the cathedral of Fermo, and a member of the same family which produced Corregio the painter, was also a musical composer of much distinction...
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Migration of the Allegra family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Alegre, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1560; Pedro Alegre, who came to Mexico in 1582; Juan Alegre, who settled in Philippines in 1593; Tomas Alegre, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816.
Contemporary Notables of the name Allegra (post 1700) +
- Francis Marion Allegra (1957-2015), American jurist, federal judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims
- Salvatore Allegra (1898-1993), Italian composer from Palermo
- Antonio Allegra (1905-1969), Italian lyricist who wrote the words to Inno e Marcia Pontificale which was adopted in 1949 as the national anthem of the Holy See (Vatican City)
- The Blessed Gabriele Allegra O.F.M. (1907-1976), Franciscan Friar and Biblical scholar
- Allegra Versace Beck (b. 1986), known as Allegra Versace, an Italian heiress and socialite
- Allegra Lapi (b. 1985), Italian gold medalist water polo player at the 2012 European Championships
- Allegra Saunders, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1944, 1948, 1956 
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