Guasco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guasco family

The surname Guasco was first found in Cesena, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region at the foot of the Apennines, crowned with the ancient fortress of Rocca. In 1357 it was defended against Albornez, in 1377 sacked by Cardinal Robert of Geneva and in 1465 came under the domination of the Church. Pius VI and Pius VII were both born here. 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.

Important Dates for the Guasco family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guasco research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1436 and 1518 are included under the topic Early Guasco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guasco Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guasti, Guasto, Guasco, Guaccietti, Guerraccius, Guerazzi, Ghersi, Sguerso, Sguerzi, Guerzi, Guercio and many more.

Early Notables of the Guasco family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Guasco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Guasco family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Guastalli, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749; and F. Guasti, who arrived in Maryland in 1833.

Contemporary Notables of the name Guasco (post 1700)

  • Carlo Guasco (1813-1876), celebrated Italian operatic tenor
  • Gordon Guasco (1940-1970), Australian motorcycle speedway rider who was killed in a crash on 8 November 1970
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