Azzi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Azzi can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Azzi is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Azzi came from the personal name "Azzo."

Early Origins of the Azzi family

The surname Azzi was first found in the city of Fermo. It was here, in 1074, that Tommaso Azzolini was Bishop.

Early History of the Azzi family

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

Azzi 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 Azzi include Azzano, Azzi, Azzini, Azzo, Azzoguidi, Azzola, Azzoli, Azzolin, Azzolina, Azzolini, Azzolino, Azzone, Azone, Azzoni, Azuta, Azuto, Azuti, Azzopardi, Azzopardo, D'Azzano, Dazzano, D'Azzi, Dazzi, D'Azzo and many more.

Early Notables of the Azzi family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Alberto D'Azzone, who was a lawyer in 1233 in Bologna; the Azzoni family of Milan, who were made official nobility of the city in 1277; Artico Azzoni was made official nobility of Venice in 1315; the Azzoguidi family in Bologna, who produced eight law professors over a period of 200 years, including Taddeo Azzoguidi, who was also ambassador of Bologna to the Pope, in 1362; Bibliobarigi Azzoguidi was a diplomat in 1324; Francesco di Buonvicino Azzoni was a notary in Bologna in 1305; Paolo Azzoni was councillor to the duke in Milan in 1385...
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United States Azzi migration to the United States +

Immigrants bearing the name Azzi or a variant listed above include:

Azzi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antoun Azzi, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Ernesto Azzi, aged 28, who landed in America from Cardosso, in 1898
  • Ida Azzi, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Cardosso, in 1898
Azzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Pietro Azzi, aged 38, who landed in America from Gallicans, Italy, in 1911
  • Raffaello Azzi, aged 42, who settled in America from Castelunoro, Italy, in 1912
  • Ella Azzi, aged 7, who immigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1912
  • Umberto Azzi, aged 35, who landed in America from Pievepelago, Italy, in 1914
  • Maria Azzi, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Arcevia, Italy, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Azzi (post 1700) +

  • Nadia Azzi, young American classical pianist of Lebanese -Japanese origin
  • Jennifer Azzi (b. 1968), American basketball player and coach
  • David Azzi (b. 1981), Lebanese-born, Canadian former wide receiver and slotback in the Canadian Football League
  • Robert Azzi (b. 1952), Australian professional footballer on Facebook
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