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The Decrosta surname comes from the Italian word "croce" from the Latin "crux," meaning "cross."

Decrosta Early Origins



The surname Decrosta was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothi c. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. 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.

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Decrosta Spelling Variations


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Decrosta Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Croce, Croci, Della Croce, Crose, Crocetti, Crucitti, Crosetti, Crosetto, Crosio, Crosara, Crociato and many more.

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Decrosta Early History


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Decrosta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decrosta research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1550, 1558, 1559, 1603, 1609, 1628, 1652, 1676, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Decrosta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decrosta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decrosta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was the Cruce family of Venetia. Giulio Cesare Croce (1550-1609) was an Italian writer, actor and producer of plays; Giovanni Croce (c.1558-1609), Italian composer and priest, Choirmaster...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decrosta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anthony Crose, who arrived in Barbados sometime between 1679 and 1680; Martha Crossett, who arrived in New England in 1716; Mathurin Crose, who arrived in Louisiana in 1721.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Decrosta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decrosta 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 February 2016 at 10:34.

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