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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 Azzati, 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 Azzati family


The surname Azzati 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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Early History of the Azzati family

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Early History of the Azzati family


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Azzati Spelling Variations

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Azzati 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 Azzati 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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Early Notables of the Azzati family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Azzati 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 Azzati family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Azzati family to the New World and Oceana


An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Azzati: 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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