Early Origins of the Cozzani family
The surname Cozzani was first found in Pesaro, anciently Pisaurum, a city and seaport of the Marches and capital of the province of Pesaro and Urbino. In the 13th century Pesaro was ruled by the papacy or local
emperors. The Malesta family controlled about 1285. It transferred to Francesco Sforza in 1445 who was supplanted by 1512 with Francesco Maria, Duke of Urbino. In 1631 it reverted the States of the Church, in 1860 to the Kingdom of Italy. 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, the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Cozzani family
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Early Notables of the Cozzani family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cozzani family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wilhelmos Cozine, who settled in New York in 1776; and Jacobus Cozine, who arrived in New York in 1776.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cozzani (post 1700)
- Giorgio Cozzani, Italian politician, Mayor of Follo, Liguria, Italy
- Matteo Cozzani, Italian politician, Mayor of Porto Venere, Italy
- Jean-Baptiste Cozzani, French politician, Mayor of Olmo on the island of Corsica
- María Belén Rodríguez Cozzani (b. 1984), better known as Belén Rodríguez or as Belén, an Argentine television personality, actress, model, singer, dancer and musician