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Early Origins of the Anzaldua family

The surname Anzaldua 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 Anzaldua family

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Anzaldua 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 Anzaldua family

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 Anzaldua 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 Anzaldua (post 1700) +

  • Reynaldo Anzaldua Jr., American author, US Navy Officer and commentator [1]
  • Leraldo Anzaldua, American actor, stunt coordinator, and voice actor
  • Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (1942-2004), American author and scholar
  • Veronica Anzaldua, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas state board of education 2nd District, 2012 [2]

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