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Azzaretti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the 10th and 11th centuries, Italy's population grew dramatically. Personal and legal confusion began to arise around identities and many found that they could no longer identify themselves merely with a single name. Hereditary surnames were the solution to this problem. Occupational names, like Azzaretti, were derived from words identifying the bearer by his profession. Azzaretti was a name for a person who made battle axes as it is derived from the Italian word azza, which means battle-axe.

Early Origins of the Azzaretti family

The surname Azzaretti was first found in at Novara, capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy in 1312, with Pietro Azario, a count and wealthy lawyer, registered in that year.

Early History of the Azzaretti family

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Azzaretti 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 Azzaretti include Azzali, Azzalin, Azzalini, Azzaloni, Azzanelli, Azzarelli, Azzarello, Azzariti, Azzaretti, Azzati, Azzari, Azzario, Azario, Azari, Azzarini, Azzaro, Azzaroli, Azzarone, Azzaroni, Azzarri and many more.

Early Notables of the Azzaretti family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Alessandro Azzaloni, a was a judge in Reggio in 1752; Felice Azzaloni, who was a renowned Latin poet around the same...
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Migration of the Azzaretti family to the New World and Oceana

In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Azzaretti were found: J.B. Azaretto, age 36, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1821; Maria Azzaro, age 33, who arrived in New York on June 18, 1883, aboard the ".

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