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The surname Centeno was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cantano, Cantazzo, Centano, Centazzo, Centuzzo, Centoni, Centani, Centini and many more.


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By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Centeno Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Catalina Romana Centeno, who arrived in Cuba in 1534
  • Constanza Centeno, who arrived in New Spain sometime between 1562 and 1563
  • Antonio Centeno, who arrived in Peru in 1578
  • Ana Centeno, who settled in New Spain in 1593

Centeno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Centeno, who landed in Cuba in 1834
  • Diego Centeno, who landed in Veragua in 1835
  • Alonso Centeno, who arrived in Cuba in 1838
  • Andres Centeno, who landed in New Spain in 1838
  • Isabel Centeno, who arrived in New Spain in 1838
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  • Jesus Centeno (1983-2008), Venezuelan bronze medalist basketball player at the 2008 South American Basketball Championship
  • Walter Centeno Corea (b. 1974), Costa Rican football midfielder
  • Manuel Centeno (1980-2001), Portuguese former bodyboarder, European (2001 and 2006) and World Champion (2006)
  • Bruno Centeno (b. 1988), Argentine footballer from Buenos Aires
  • Adán Hermoso Centeno, professor in Venezuela
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    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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    The Centeno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Centeno 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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