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Where did the Italian Lepore family come from? What is the Italian Lepore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lepore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lepore family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lepri, Lepre, Lepori, Levei, Levera, Lepratti, Lepratto, Leprotti, Levorin, Levrini, Levratti and many more.

First found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The two palaces in the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Reale and the palace of the archbishops are notable. The city is rich in art, museums, galleries and sights. Castello Sforzesco stands in the Parco. 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lepore research. Another 360 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1789 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Lepore History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Lepore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lepore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael Lepore, who arrived in Colorado in 1907
  • Michael Lepore, who landed in Colorado in 1907


  • Jill Lepore (b. 1966), American author
  • Theresa LePore, American former Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Pat Lepore, American Democratic Party politician
  • Amanda Lepore, American model, nightclub hostess, fashion icon, performance artist, and transgender icon
  • Nanette Lepore, well known American fashion designer
  • Ernest Lepore, American philosopher and cognitive scientist
  • Cal Lepore (1919-2002), line judge and referee in American Professional Football
  • Davide Lepore (b. 1968), Italian voice actor and dubbing director
  • Lyn Lepore, Paralympic cyclist from Queensland, Australia


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  1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Lepore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lepore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 October 2014 at 13:56.

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