Imperatore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Imperatore family
The surname Imperatore was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. 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 Imperatore family
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Imperatore Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Imperatore, Imperadore, Imperatrice, Imperato, Imperado, Imperadi and many more.
Early Notables of the Imperatore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Imperatore family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dominico Imperatrice, who came to California in 1884; Guiseppe Imperatrice, who came to California in 1886; and Carmino Imperatrice, who came to California in 1889..
Contemporary Notables of the name Imperatore (post 1700)
- Arthur Edward Imperatore Sr. (b. 1925), American businessman, founder and president of the NY Waterway, a ferry service
- Salvador Imperatore Marcone (b. 1950), Chilean former football referee