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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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Centeno research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1497 is included under the topic Early Centeno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Centeno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Centeno Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Centeno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
This page was last modified on 23 February 2016 at 14:04.