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The distinguished surname Gaspari 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 Gaspari 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 Gaspari family
The surname Gaspari 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 Gaspari family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaspari research.Another 353 words (25 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 Gaspari History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gaspari 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 Gaspari 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 Gaspari Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gaspari family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gaspari Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agostino Gaspari, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Caliriano, Italia, in 1912
- Angelo Gaspari, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Villanunozzo, Italy, in 1912
- Achille Gaspari, aged 29, who settled in America from Tirizzole, Italy, in 1913
- Annibale Gaspari, aged 1, who landed in America from Mizzole, Italy, in 1914
- Allessandro Gaspari, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Recoava, Italy, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaspari (post 1700)
- Rich Gaspari (b. 1963), American former professional bodybuilder from 1980s
- Giuseppe Gaspari (b. 1932), retired Italian professional footballer
- Fabio De Gaspari (b. 1966), Italian retired javelin thrower
- Gaetano Gaspari (1807-1881), Italian composer, bibliographer, and historian of music
- Pietro Gaspari (1720-1785), Italian artist active in Venice, known for veduta and cappricio in etchings and paintings
- Gianfranco Gaspari, Italian gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist bobsledder in the 1960s
- Remo Gaspari (1921-2011), Italian politician
- Elio Gaspari (b. 1944), Italian-born, Brazilian journalist and writer
- Diana Gaspari (b. 1984), Italian gold, silver and bronze medalist curler
- Mitja Gaspari (b. 1951), Slovenian economist, banker, and politician