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Early Origins of the Azzopardi family

The surname Azzopardi was first found in Fermo, anciently Firmum, a town in the Italian marches in the province of Ascoli Piceno. Built 246 B.C on a hill on which there was a citadel until 1446. The 4th Roman legion was settled there. It was originally a limestone walled city. The Church of S.Francesco is notable. It came under the papacy in 1550. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Azzopardi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Azzopardi research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1233, 1277, 1305, 1315, 1324, 1362, 1383, 1385 and 1431 are included under the topic Early Azzopardi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Azzopardi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Azzoni, Azzini, Azzola, Azzozli, Azzolini, Azzolino, Azzolina, Azzolin, Azzone, Azzano, Assoni, Assolini, Azoni, Asoni and many more.

Early Notables of the Azzopardi family

Prominent among members of the family was Alberto D'Azzone, who was a lawyer in 1233 in Bologna; as well as the Azzoni family of Milan, who were made official nobility of the city in 1277; the Azzoni family of Fermo; Artico Azzoni, who was made official nobility of Venice in 1315; Francesco di Buonvicino Azzoni, a notary in Bologna...
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Azzopardi Ranking

In France, the name Azzopardi is the 7,453rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Azzopardi family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Azoni, who came to America in 1794; Charles Azone, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856; and an Azuta who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1858, at the age of 25..


Contemporary Notables of the name Azzopardi (post 1700) +

  • Robert Camilleri Azzopardi O.F.M. (1951-2023), was a Maltese Roman Catholic prelate who was the bishop of the Diocese of Comayagua in Honduras from 2004 until 2023
  • Gilles Azzopardi (1967-2020), French actor and theatre director
  • Frederick Azzopardi (1949-2020), Maltese politician who served as Member of Parliament, Government Deputy Whip, and Parliamentary Assistant
  • Justus Azzopardi, Maltese philospher
  • Franck Azzopardi (b. 1970), French former professional footballer who played from 1989 to 2005
  • Ayrton Azzopardi (b. 1993), Maltese international footballer
  • Stephen Azzopardi (b. 1967), Maltese football coach and former player
  • Ian Azzopardi (b. 1982), Maltese footballer
  • Professor Barry Azzopardi MSc PhD (b. 1947), British chemical engineer specialising in multiphase flow research from Gibraltar
  • Mario Philip Azzopardi (b. 1950), Canadian television and film director and writer

HMS Royal Oak
  • Anthony Mary Azzopardi (1919-1939), born in Malta, Maltese Steward with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak (1939) when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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