Ansaldo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ansaldo family

The surname Ansaldo was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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.

Ansaldo Doria (1134-1174) was a Genoese statesman and commander of the noble Doria family. His father was possibly named Genoaldo.

The Ansaldo was an Italian automobile manufactured by Gio. Ansaldo & C. from 1921 to 1931. The company entered car manufacture with an OHC 1,847 cc (112.7 cu in) inline-four engine model which could develop 36 bhp (27 kW) at 3600 rpm.

Ansaldi was an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in Milan in 1904 by Michele Ansaldi an engineer, designer, and industrialist. The only car they produced was sold as the F.I.A.T. Brevetti after the company was taken over in 1905.

Early History of the Ansaldo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansaldo research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1116, 1321, 1228, 1749, 1584, 1638, 1635, 1638, 1578, 1576, 1578, 1576 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Ansaldo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ansaldo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ansaldi, Ansaldo, Anzaldi, Anzaldo, Ansalone, Ansaloni, Anzalone, Anzaloni, Answalda, Answaldi and many more.

Early Notables of the Ansaldo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo (1584-1638), an Italian painter active mainly in Genoa. Born in Voltri, the son of a merchant. He trained under Orazio Cambiasi and possibly collaborated with Bernardo Strozzi. He is best known for the fresco decoration of the cupola of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato of Genova, completed during 1635-1638, just before his death. Giovanni Battista...
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Migration of the Ansaldo family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentino Anzalone, who arrived in New York in 1912; Colgaro Anzalone, who came to New York in 1912; Francesco Anzalone, who arrived in New York in 1913.


Contemporary Notables of the name Ansaldo (post 1700) +

  • Giovanni Ansaldo, Italian founder of Gio. Ansaldo & C. S.A.S., a manufacturing and repairing railway components with over 10,000 workers in seven factories in 1853 which grew to include Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo Nucleare, AnsaldoBreda S.p.A.
  • Juan Antonio Ansaldo y Vejarano (1901-1958), Spanish monarchist and aviator, a lifelong friend and supporter of José Sanjurjo, the senior of the three generals who launched the coup of July 1936, which started the Spanish Civil War
  • Cecilia Ansaldo Briones (b. 1949), Ecuadorian professor, essayist, and literary critic


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