The distinguished surname Degasperis can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent. Italian hereditary surnames
were developed according to fairly general principles and patronymic
surnames, derived from the father's given name were the most common type of family name adopted in the region of Venice. The Italian surname Degasperis came from the personal name
Gaspare, derived from the Latin name Gasparus, and ultimately derived from "kaspar," a Persian word meaning "treasurer" and name of one of the three Magi.
Early Origins of the Degasperis family
The surname Degasperis 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 Degasperis family
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Degasperis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gaspari, Gasparo, Gasperi, Gasparri, Casparri, Degasperi, Gasparelli, Gasparini, Gasparetti, Gasparetto, Gaspardo, Gasparon, Gasperin, Gasbarrini, Gasperoni, Gasparrini, Sperelli, Sperotto, Speroni and many more.
Early Notables of the Degasperis family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was David Caspari (1648-1702), a German Lutheran theologian, rector of Riga Cathedral; and his son, Georg Caspari (1683-1743), a Baltic German academic; Sperone Speroni degli Alvarotti (1500-1588), an Italian Renaissance
humanist, scholar and dramatist; Antonio Gaspari, (before 1660-after... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Degasperis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Degasperis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Degasperis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Salvatore De Gasperis, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Sora, Italy, in 1910
- Tommaso De Gasperis, aged 42, who landed in America from Sora, Italy, in 1913
- Vincenzo De Gasperis, aged 31, who settled in America from Lora, Italy, in 1913
- Francesco De Gasperis, aged 33, who landed in America from Veroli, Italy, in 1913
- Giovanni De Gasperis, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Sora, Italy, in 1914
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