As a response to the confusion caused by the growth of the Italian population in the 10th and 11th centuries, many Italians took on hereditary surnames
. People were commonly mistaken for others with the same name in both personal and legal matters. Occupational
names, like Azzari, were a ready solution. They identified people by referring to the kind of work they did. person who made battle axes as it is derived from the Italian word azza, which means battle-axe.
Early Origins of the Azzari family
The surname Azzari 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 Azzari family
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Azzari Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Azzari 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 Azzari 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Azzari Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Azzari family to the New World and Oceana
An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Azzari:
Azzari Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elena Azzari, age 21, who arrived in America on May 11, 1891, aboard the "La Champagne"