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 Azzaro, were derived from words identifying the bearer by his profession. Azzaro 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 Azzaro family
The surname Azzaro 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 Azzaro family
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Azzaro 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 Azzaro 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 Azzaro 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 Azzaro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Azzaro family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Azzaro were found:
Azzaro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Maria Azzaro, age 33, who arrived in New York on June 18, 1883, aboard the "Washington"
- Domenico Azzaro, age 32, who arrived in America on Jan. 4, 1888, aboard the "Bolivia"