Gesualdo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gesualdo family

The surname Gesualdo was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiuful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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 Gesualdo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gesualdo research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1183, 1288, 1385, 1596, 1566, 1613, 1540 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Gesualdo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gesualdo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gesualdo, Gesualo, Gesualdio, Gesuladio, Gesulao and others.

Early Notables of the Gesualdo family (pre 1700)

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in...
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United States Gesualdo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gesualdo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Costanzo Gesualdo, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1896
Gesualdo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Gesualdo, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Magisano, in 1901
  • Antonio Gesualdo, aged 32, who landed in America from Sersale, Italy, in 1911
  • Carmela Gesualdo, aged 19, who settled in America from Bonita, Italy, in 1912
  • Amerino Gesualdo, aged 18, who landed in America from Magisano, Italy, in 1922 on Facebook
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