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Bruzzi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bruzzi family

The surname Bruzzi was 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 familes 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. Although this family name surfaced in Padua about the 15th century the name was found almost universally throughout Italy, assuming many spellings, and liberally distributed with many ranks of nobility. It is claimed to be descended originally from Bruggia of Bruzi in Ferrara about the year 1480 and the patriarch was General Duke Nicolo Benedetto.

Early History of the Bruzzi family

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Bruzzi Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bruzzi include Abruzzese, Abruzzesi, Abbruzzese, Abruzzese, Abruzzo, Abruzzi, Abruzzo, Bruzi, Bruzzi, Abbruzzo, Bruzzese, Bruzzesi and many more.

Early Notables of the Bruzzi family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bruzzi family to the New World and Oceana

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

Bruzzi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adriano Bruzzi, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1892

Bruzzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonino Bruzzi, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Cittanova, in 1903
  • Antonio Bruzzi, aged 26, who landed in America from Ardore, in 1903
  • Bartolomeo Bruzzi, aged 3, who landed in America from N.Y., U.S., in 1908
  • Celso Bruzzi, aged 30, who arrived at New York, USA, in 1911
  • Angela Bruzzi, aged 25, who landed in America from Monterasso, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bruzzi (post 1700)

  • Stefano Bruzzi (1835-1911), Italian landscape painter from Piacenza
  • Fabiano Bruzzi, Brazilian silver medalist Paralympic footballer at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

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