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The first post-Roman hereditary surnames reached Italy in the 10th and 11th centuries. People had been used one name in this region, but population increases had rendered single names a woefully inadequate means of identification. Occupational names, like Azzarri, derived from the kind of work performed by the original bearer, were a common source for these new surnames. were very popular. Azzarri was a name for a person who made battle axes as it is derived from the Italian word azza, which means battle-axe.

Azzarri Early Origins



The surname Azzarri 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.

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Azzarri Spelling Variations


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Azzarri Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Azzarri include Azzali, Azzalin, Azzalini, Azzaloni, Azzanelli, Azzarelli, Azzarello, Azzariti, Azzaretti, Azzati, Azzari, Azzario, Azario, Azari, Azzarini, Azzaro, Azzaroli, Azzarone, Azzaroni, Azzarri and many more.

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Azzarri Early History


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Azzarri Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Azzarri research. More information is included under the topic Early Azzarri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Azzarri Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Azzarri Early Notables (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 Azzarri Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Azzarri: 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 "Washington".

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Azzarri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Azzarri Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2013 at 07:36.

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