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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Curso family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Curso is a name for a person who habitually wished everyone a good day, or who was a cheerful and happy person. The surname Corsi was originally derived from the Italian medieval given name Bonoaccorso, and is rendered in early documents in the Latin form of the name Accirsus.

Curso Early Origins



The surname Curso was first found in the town of Poggibonsi, which lies south of Florence. Research shows that at this time, Neri Corsini was a successful merchant in the town.

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Curso Spelling Variations


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Curso Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Curso include Corsi, Corso, Del Corso, Corselli, Corsello, Corsellini, Corsetti, Corsetto and many more.

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Curso Early History


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Curso Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curso research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1377, 1374, 1377, 1302, 1373, 1411, 1472, 1550, 1688, 1652, 1678, 1730, 1842 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Curso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curso Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Saint Andrew Corsini, O.Carm. (1302-1373), an Italian Carmelite friar and bishop of Fiesole; Filippo Corsini of Florence, who was a judge and a law professor; Amerigo Corsini was a banker and an ecclesiastic, and in 1411 was made Bishop of Florence; Antonio Corsetto of...

Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Curso Francesco Corsini, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1753; Adamo Corsi, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island from Vergemoli, Italy, in 1908.

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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    11. ...

    The Curso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curso 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 24 March 2015 at 09:28.

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