Hereditary surnames were the solution to this problem. Occupational names, like Azzarro, were derived from words identifying the bearer by his profession. Azzarro 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 Azzarro family
Piedmont region in northwest Italy in 1312, with Pietro Azario, a count and wealthy lawyer, registered in that year.
Early History of the Azzarro family
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Azzarro Spelling Variations
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 Azzarro 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 Azzarro family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Azzarro family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Azzarro 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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