Early Origins of the Gradi family
The surname Gradi was first found in Venice
(Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance
and late Renaissance
. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. 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 Gradi family
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Gradi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gradenigo, Gradenigi, Gradi, Grado, Gradenicco and others.
Early Notables of the Gradi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gradi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Grado, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Paceco, Sicily
, in 1912; Giacomo Grado, aged 6, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Palermo, in 1906.