Show ContentsAnastasi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anastasi surname is a patronymic name created from the personal name Anastasio.

Early Origins of the Anastasi family

The surname Anastasi was first found in Ravenna, a city of Emilia, capital of the province of Ravenna. It dates back to the 2nd century B.C. It came under the dominance of Rome. Augustus made it his fleet port. It fell to the Goths but Justinian sent an army in 535 A.D and restored it to Italy. By the 13th it was independent under the papal states, and generally, except for the French revolution, remained so. It is rich in art, museums, galleries, churches and history. 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 was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Anastasi family

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Anastasi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nastasi, Nestasi, Anastasi, Anestasi, Anostasi and many more.

Early Notables of the Anastasi family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • Giovani Anastasi (1653-1704) an Italian painter, mainly of religious and history paintings...

United States Anastasi migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anastasi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Anastasi Jr., who arrived in New York in 1804

Contemporary Notables of the name Anastasi (post 1700) +

  • William Anastasi (b. 1933), American painter
  • Anne Anastasi (1908-2001), American psychologist
  • Pietro Anastasi (1948-2020), Italian footballer
  • Maurizio Anastasi, Italian footballer
  • Giovanni Anastasi (1780-1860), Italian merchant and Swedish-Norwegian Consul-General in Egypt
  • Andrea Anastasi (b. 1960), Italian volleyball player
  • Victor Anastasi (1913-1992), Maltese designer and draughtsman on Facebook