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The Genovese family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Genovese family lived in Genoa in Liguria. Genoa was one of the greatest seaports along the Mediterranean in the medieval era. Interestingly, the name was also a nickname for someone who was born or baptized in January and may have been derived from the Latin Janus.

Genovese Early Origins



The surname Genovese was first found in the 13th century, when Giovanni Genoese moved his family from Genoa to Reggio-Calabria. Genua, is the ancient Ligurian name for the modern Italian city of Genoa.

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Genovese Spelling Variations


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Genovese Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Genovese include Genova, Genua, Genovese, Genovesi, Genoese, Genuardi, Genoino, Genoves and many more.

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Genovese Early History


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Genovese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Genovese research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1491, 1563 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Genovese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Genovese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Genovese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the many members of the family from the Piedmontese tradition include 26 Senators and many Knights of Malta from the Genoese family of Reggio-Calabria. Lucchino Genoese was judge of Calabria in 1370; the Genoino family in Naples was recognized as one of the few...

Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Genovese 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 North American settlers with Genovese name or one of its variants:

Genovese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrea Genovese, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Avigliano, in 1893
  • Anna Genovese, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Alfonso Genovese, aged 37, who landed in America from Salge Inpina, in 1898

Genovese Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Genovese, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Anna Genovese, aged 1, who landed in America from Tufrico, Italy, in 1906
  • Alessandro Genovese, aged 18, who landed in America from Scalea, Italy, in 1907
  • Angela Genovese, aged 21, who landed in America from Oleveri, Sicily, in 1910
  • Anna Genovese, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from S. Guiseppa, Palermo, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Genovese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Genovese (post 1700)



  • George Genovese (1922-2015), American Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators in the 1950 season
  • Joseph Genovese, American founder of Genovese Drug Stores, a pharmacy chain located in the New York City in 1924
  • Michael Genovese (b. 1976), American artist
  • Richard Misiano- Genovese (b. 1947), American collagist, photographer, painter, and theorist
  • Alfred Genovese (b. 1931), American principal oboist emeritus of Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Eugene Dominic Genovese (b. 1930), American historian
  • Bruna Genovese (b. 1976), Italian gold medalist long-distance runner at the 2006 European Marathon Cup
  • Pablo Daniel Genovese (b. 1977), Argentine footballer
  • Alfredo Genovese (b. 1964), Argentine artist

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Citations


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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. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

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