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The distinguished surname Gaspard 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 Gaspard 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.

Gaspard Early Origins



The surname Gaspard 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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Gaspard Spelling Variations


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Gaspard Spelling Variations



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.

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Gaspard Early History


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Gaspard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaspard research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1702, 1683, 1743, 1500, 1588, 1660, 1749, 1712, 1775, 1590, 1661 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Gaspard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaspard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaspard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was David Caspari (1648-1702), a German Lutheran theologian; 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 1749), an...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaspard 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 were:

Gaspard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Gaspard, who landed in New York, NY in 1650

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaspard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaspard (post 1700)



  • Mitch Gaspard (b. 1965), American head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team
  • Patrick Gaspard (b. 1967), American Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee
  • Shad Chad Javier Romane Chittick Gaspard (b. 1981), American professional wrestler
  • Pierre Gaspard (1834-1915), French mountain climber who made the first ascent of La Meije
  • Marie Gaspard, French slalom canoer
  • François Gaspard (1710-1761), French painter and pastel artist of the Rococo movement
  • Pierre Gaspard (1763-1794), French politician of the Revolutionary period

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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