Corzine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Corzine family

The surname Corzine was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. 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.

Early History of the Corzine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corzine research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1506 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Corzine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corzine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scorza, Scorica, Scorzelli, Scorzetti, Scorzati, Scorzon and many more.

Early Notables of the Corzine family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Corzine family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Scorza, who settled in Allegheny Co., PA in 1902.


Contemporary Notables of the name Corzine (post 1700) +

  • Amy Corzine, American fiction and non-fiction writer and poet
  • David John "Dave" Corzine (b. 1956), American retired professional NBA basketball player who played from 1978 to 1992 and coached the Chicago Rockers (1995-1996)
  • Roy Allen Corzine Sr. (1882-1957), American farmer and politician, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1927-1933)
  • Lester Howard "Red" Corzine (1909-2003), American NFL football player
  • Jon Stevens Corzine (b. 1947), American financial executive and former politician, 54th Governor of New Jersey (2006-2010), former CEO of Goldman Sachs


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