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The surname Cusimano was a patronymic created from the given name Cosma, which is derived from the Latin word "cosmas," which means "harmony." The Patronymic was the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice.

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The surname Cusimano was first found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cosmano, Cosmani, Cosmelli, Cosimi, Cusma, Cosma, Cusmano, Cosmanus, Gusmani, Gusmin, Gosmin, Cusumano, Cocimano, Cusmano and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cusimano research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1308 and 1310 are included under the topic Early Cusimano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cusimano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Cusimano, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Monreale, Sicily, in 1909
  • Angela Cusimano, aged 5, who landed in America from Nicosia, Sicily, in 1910
  • Angelo Cusimano, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Castelbuono, Sicily, in 1910
  • Andrea Cusimano, aged 21, who settled in America from Belmonte, Sicily, in 1913
  • Antonia Cusimano, aged 69, who landed in America from Balestrate, Sicily, in 1920
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  • Charles Vincent "Chuck" Cusimano II (b. 1954), American Republican politician from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Cusimano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cusimano 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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