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The surname Brosio came from the name Ambrose, which was in turn derived from the Latin Ambrosius, which means immortal. The name Ambrose was extremely popular and spread rapidly because of devotion to Saint Ambrose, who lived during the 4th century and was one of the four Fathers of the Western Christian church. He was Governor of Liguria in northern Italy and became the Bishop of Milan in 374 even though he was not yet baptized. As bishop, St. Ambrose was a brilliant administrator and a courageous opponent of Arianism, which the Emperor Theodosius supported.

Brosio Early Origins



The surname Brosio was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bologna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor.

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Brosio Spelling Variations


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Brosio Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ambrogi, Ambrogio, Ambrosi, Ambrosio, Ambros, D'Ambrogi, D'Ambrogio, D'Ambrosi, D'Ambrosio, D'Ambros, Deambrogi, Deambrogio, Ambrogelli, Ambrogetti, Ambrogioli, Ambroset, Ambrosani, Ambrosati, Ambrosoni, Ambrogiani, Brogio, Broso, Broggi, Brogetti, Brozolo and many more.

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Brosio Early History


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Brosio Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brosio research. Another 346 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1256, 1655, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Brosio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brosio Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brosio Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brosio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Domingo Ambrosio who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1820 at the age of 21.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brosio (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brosio (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Brosio, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, 1977, 1989-90
  • Manlio Giovanni Brosio (1897-1980), Italian lawyer, diplomat, politician, fourth Secretary General of NATO and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Brosio Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Brosio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brosio 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 October 2015 at 10:43.

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