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Fregosi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fregosi family

The surname Fregosi was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. 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. The Fregoso family settled here about the 14th (1370) century but they are believed to have been a noble Castilian family many of whom settled in this thriving metropolis.

Early History of the Fregosi family

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Fregosi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fregoso, Fregosu, Fregosi, Fulgoso, Fregose and many more.

Early Notables of the Fregosi family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Pietro Fregoso (Campofregoso) (1330-1404), politician and statesman, became the 13th Doge of Genoa, became bachelor in Law and joined the family's business involved in trade with the Orient, obtained a number of position including the rile of Podestà of the city of Novi and...
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Migration of the Fregosi family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fregosi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Luigi Fregosi, aged 23, who settled in America from Tresana, in 1907
  • Guiseppe Fregosi, aged 24, who landed in America from Aulla, Italy, in 1908
  • Ferrando Fregosi, aged 2, who emigrated to America from Carrara, Italy, in 1909
  • Amilcare Fregosi, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Carrara, Italy, in 1910
  • Erminio Fregosi, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Fregosi (post 1700)

  • Carlo Fregosi (1890-1968), Italian two-time gold medalist gymnast at 1912 Summer Olympics and the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • James Louis "Jim" Fregosi (1942-2014), American Major League Baseball former shortstop and manager from San Francisco, California

The Fregosi Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ni mater me
Motto Translation: I had not the mother

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