The Decrosta surname comes from the Italian word "croce" from the Latin "crux," meaning "cross."
Early Origins of the Decrosta family
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 Gothic. 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.
Early History of the Decrosta family
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Decrosta Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Croce, Croci, Della Croce, Crose, Crocetti, Crucitti, Crosetti, Crosetto, Crosio, Crosara, Crociato and many more.
Early Notables of the Decrosta family (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.
Migration of the Decrosta family to the New World and Oceana
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.