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Where did the Italian Bravo family come from? What is the Italian Bravo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bravo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bravo family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bravo, Bravi, di Bravi, di Bravo and others.
First found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful families of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters. 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. The name Bravo was recorded from about the 13th century but records are sketchy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bravo research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bravo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bravo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bravo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bravo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Bravo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bravo 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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