The surname Cusumano 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.
Early Origins of the Cusumano family
The surname Cusumano 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.
Early History of the Cusumano family
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Cusumano Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cosmano, Cosmani, Cosmelli, Cosimi, Cusma, Cosma, Cusmano, Cosmanus, Gusmani, Gusmin, Gosmin, Cusumano, Cocimano, Cusmano and many more.
Early Notables of the Cusumano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cusumano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cusumano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agata Cusumano, aged 15, who arrived in America from Caltabellotta, Sicily, in 1906
- Domenica Cusumano, aged 21, who arrived in America from Palermo, Italy, in 1907
- Alfonso Cusumano, aged 48, who arrived in America from Palermo, Palermo, in 1909
- Antonia Cusumano, aged 34, who arrived in America from Balestrate, Sicily, in 1909
- Benedetto Cusumano, aged 48, who arrived in America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cusumano (post 1700)
- Michael A. Cusumano, American Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management
- James A. Cusumano (b. 1942), American entertainer and entrepreneur, former lead singer for the recording group The Royal Teens and co-founder of Catalytica, Inc., a Silicon Valley company with business units in sustainable energy and pharmaceuticals
- Camille J. Cusumano, American author, best known for her newest book, Tango, an Argentine Love Story
- Nuccio Cusumano (b. 1948), Italian politician, Senator in the Italian Senate (2006-2008)