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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Piedmont emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Delgrosso family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Delgrosso is a name for a person who was corpulent or stout. The surname Grossi is derived from the word grasso, which means overweight.

Delgrosso Early Origins



The surname Delgrosso was first found in the year 1200, with the Grosso family, of which many members were involved in the government.

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Delgrosso Spelling Variations


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Delgrosso Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Delgrosso include Grossi, Grosso, Ingrosso and Del Grosso and others.

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Delgrosso Early History


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Delgrosso Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delgrosso research. More information is included under the topic Early Delgrosso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delgrosso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delgrosso Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Bartolomeo de Grossi, a 15th century painter from Parma. Among his works are frescoes in the Cathedral of Parma, and works in the Milan Cathedral. Pietro Grossi was a vicar and was mayor of Russi in 1512; Francesco di Pietro Grossi was a Senator...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Delgrosso, or a variant listed above:

Delgrosso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giuseppe Delgrosso, aged 25, who landed in America from Trontano, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Delgrosso, aged 16, who landed in America from Borgotaro, Italy, in 1910
  • Giovanni Delgrosso, aged 18, who landed in America from Varese Ligure, Italy, in 1911
  • Angela Delgrosso, aged 24, who settled in America from Varese Lig., Italy, in 1912
  • Francesco Delgrosso, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Borgotaro, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delgrosso (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delgrosso (post 1700)



  • Frank Delgrosso, New Zealand rugby league player

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Citations


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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. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

    The Delgrosso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delgrosso 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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