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The distinguished surname Blasi originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Blasi family lived in the city of Benevento, which lies east of Naples. Earliest records date back to the 14th century, when the Blasio family branched from this town to Bari, Catanzaro, and Reggio di Calabria.

Blasi Early Origins



The surname Blasi was first found in the city of Benevento.

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Blasi Spelling Variations


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Blasi Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of 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 Blasi include Biaggi, Biagi, Biasi, Biasii, Biasio, Biase, Blasi, Blasio, Biagini, Biagia, Blase, Blas, De Biagi, De Biaggi, De Biasi, Debiasi, De Biase, De Blasi, De Blasio, De Blase, De Blasis, De Blasiis, De Biagio, Di Biasi, Di Biasio, Di Biaso, Di Biase, Di Blasi, Di Blas, Blasich, Blasic, Blasig, Blasigh, Blasevich, Biagelli, Biagetti, Beagini, Biagioli, Biagiotti, Biagioni, Biagianti, Biasetti, Biasetton, Biasini, Biasin, Biasioli, Biasiolo, Biasol, Biasotti, Biasiotti, Biasuz, Biasioni, Biasione, Biasone, Biason, Biasiutti, Biasiutto, Biasutti, Biasutto, Blasetti, Blasini, Blasina, Blasoni and many more.

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Blasi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blasi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Gregorio Biagio, who was a lawyer in Genoa in 1530; Antonio Blasi, a soldier in Velletri in the 17th century; the Blasi family in Sicily at this time were barons of Diesi and Sparacia; in 1688 Giuseppe Blasi was Baron of Salina; Clemente Biagi...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Blasi or a variant listed above:

Blasi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Philipp Blasi, aged 51, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1837

Blasi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Blasi, aged 12, who settled in America from Fransico, Italy, in 1906
  • Alfredo Blasi, aged 20, who landed in America from Cellere, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Blasi, aged 25, who settled in America from Cagli, Italy, in 1907
  • Antimo Blasi, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Folignio Perugia, Italy, in 1908
  • Alipio Blasi, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Cagli, Italia, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blasi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blasi (post 1700)



  • Enrico Blasi (b. 1972), Canadian-born, American Head Coach of the Miami University men's hockey team
  • Rosa Blasi (b. 1972), American actress from Chicago,bvest known for her roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital
  • Rudolph F. Di Blasi, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 36th District, 1967-69
  • Anthony Di Blasi, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 19th District, 1926, 1928
  • Anthony Blasi, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1932
  • Ilary Blasi (b. 1981), Italian model, television personality, and former child actress
  • Manuele Blasi (b. 1980), Italian football midfielder

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blasi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blasi 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.

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