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Anastasia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Anastasia family


The surname Anastasia 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 Anastasia family


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Anastasia Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Anastasia family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Anastasia family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anastasia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Anastasia, who settled in California in 1879

Anastasia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Anastasia, who arrived in Maryland in 1910

Contemporary Notables of the name Anastasia (post 1700)


  • Antônio Anastasia (b. 1961), Brazilian lawyer and politician elected governor of the state of Minas Gerais in 2010

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