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Ingrosso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Piedmont emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Ingrosso family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Ingrosso is a name for a person who was corpulent or stout. The surname Grossi is derived from the word grasso, which means overweight.

Early Origins of the Ingrosso family

The surname Ingrosso was first found in the year 1200, with the Grosso family, of which many members were involved in the government.

Early History of the Ingrosso family

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Ingrosso Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Ingrosso include Grossi, Grosso, Ingrosso and Del Grosso and others.

Early Notables of the Ingrosso family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Bartolomeo de Grossi, a 15th century painter from Parma. Among his works are frescoes in the Cathedral of Parma, and works in the Milan Cathedral. Pietro Grossi was a vicar and was mayor of Russi in 1512; Francesco di Pietro Grossi was a Senator...
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Migration of the Ingrosso family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ingrosso, or a variant listed above: John Grossi, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1810 at age 35; Adelina Grosso, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island from Lessolo, Italy, in 1921.

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