Early Origins of the Apruzzese family
The surname Apruzzese was first found in the area of Abruzzi, in the Papal States, from which the family took their name. It is most likely that the family left this area and then took the name Abruzzi, as in "the person from Abruzzi." The name quickly spread through the peninsular part of Italy and it can be found throughout Italy today. The variations of the name which end in "i" tend to be from the north, while those ending in "o" are from the south.
Early History of the Apruzzese family
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Apruzzese Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Apruzzese include Abruzzese, Abruzzi, Abruzzo, Abbruzzi, Abbruzzo, Apruzzi, Appruzzi, Abruzzesi, Abbruzzese, Abbruzzesi, Apruzzese, Bruzzese, Bruzzesi, Bruzi and many more.
Early Notables of the Apruzzese family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Apruzzese family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Apruzzese or a variant listed above: Benedetto Abruzzo and his six year-old son Antonio, who arrived in New York on board the S.S. Olympia in 1896.