Early Origins of the Cotugno family
The surname Cotugno was first found in Taranto a seaport in Apulia and capital of the province of Lecce. It is situated on a rocky island in the Gulf of Tranto. The cathedral is dedicated to an Irish Bishop San Cataldo. It has been completely modernized but has a crypt of the 6th century. There is a fine collection of relics in San Pasquale museum, formerly a convent. 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. Undoubtedly, the family were originally Spanish of noble descent, they being described as the Cotugno of Toledo. Although the Spanish records are sparse it is apparent they sent military men or missionaries to both Friesland during the occupation
of the Netherlands
, and also to Napoli in Italy at a much earlier time. The Taranto branch was descended from Baron
Cotugno of Napoli who also had descendents in Abbruzzo.
Early History of the Cotugno family
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Cotugno Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cotugno, Cotugna, Cotugni, Cotogna and others.
Early Notables of the Cotugno family (pre 1700)
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 Cotugno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cotugno family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cotugno Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Basilia Cotugno, aged 28, who landed in America from Bursnello, in 1896
- Domenico Cotugno, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1896
- Antonio Cotugno, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Orsara, in 1898
Cotugno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Cosmo Cotugno, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Venafro, in 1902
- Anna Cotugno, aged 3, who landed in America from Montemurro, Potenza, in 1908
- Alfonso Cotugno, aged 35, who settled in America from S. Agata Goti, Italy, in 1910
- Angelo Cotugno, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Matera, Italy, in 1912
- Annunziata Cotugno, aged 22, who emigrated to America from S. Agata, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cotugno (post 1700)
- Joe Cotugno, American television soap opera director
- Domenico Felice Antonio Cotugno (1736-1822), noted Italian physician