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The distinguished surname Costanzi can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Costanzi was derived from the personal name Costante, which means firm, constant or steadfast.

Costanzi Early Origins



The surname Costanzi was first found in 1182, when the Costanzo family settled in Pozzuoli, a town outside of Naples.

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Costanzi Spelling Variations


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Costanzi Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Costanzi include Costanzo, Costanzi, Costanza, and De Costanzo and others.

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Costanzi Early History


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Costanzi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costanzi research. More information is included under the topic Early Costanzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Costanzi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Costanzi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Antonio Costanzi, born in Fano in 1436, who was a teacher; Giacomo Costanzi, Antonio's brother, opened his own school in Fano around this time; Camillo Costanzo was a soldier and studied civil law in Reggio Calabria during the late...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Costanzi 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



Immigrants bearing the name Costanzi or a variant listed above include:

Costanzi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Anthony Costanzi, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1817

Costanzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmine Costanzi, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Campagnano, in 1907
  • Domenico Costanzi, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Autrodoco Aquila, Italy, in 1908
  • Bernardino Costanzi, aged 42, who landed in America from Sigillo, Italy, in 1909
  • Costanzo Costanzi, aged 25, who settled in America from Piavsano, Italy, in 1910
  • Anna Bohani Costanzi, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Patrica, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

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    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
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    6. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Costanzi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Costanzi 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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