Lorenzana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname is one of the old patronymic surnames common in the region of Tuscany. Patronymic names are those derived from the father's given name, This system of name-making was widely used because it linked well with the existing Feudal System and during the Christian era, many people named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Lorenzana came from the given name Lorenzo. No doubt some of the popularity of this given name was due to Saint Lorenzo an early Latin church martyr, who died in around 258 A.D.
Early Origins of the Lorenzana family
The surname Lorenzana was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Lorenzana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorenzana research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1348, 1412, 1449, 1459, 1479, 1480, 1492, 1537, 1843, and 1884 are included under the topic Early Lorenzana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lorenzana Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurènzi, Lorenzi, Lorenzo, Laurenzi, Laurèntis, Llorens, Laurentis, De Lorenzo, Lorenzo, Lorrenzo, Llorens, Llorenzo, Llorenso, Di Lorenzo, De Lorenzis, De Laurenzis, De Laurentis, Lorenzetti, Lorenzetto, Lorenzini, Lorenzìn, Lorenzin, Lorenzòni, Lorenòn, Lorenzato, Lorenzutti, Lorenzùt, Rènzi, De Renzi, De Renzis, Rènsi, Renzo, Renza, Renzetti, Renzini, Renzòni, Renzulli and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorenzana family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Lorenzo di Pietro (circa 1412-1480), Sienese painter, sculptor, and goldsmith, and Lorenzo di Credi (1459-1537), Florentine painter. In later years, Carlo...
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Lorenzana migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lorenzana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Martin De Lorenzana, who arrived in America in 1813 
- Francisco De Lorenzana, who landed in New Spain in 1829 
- Pedro De Lorenzana, who landed in Peru in 1890 
Lorenzana Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pepa Lorenzana, aged 30, originally from Bogota, Colombia, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Prinz Sigismund" from Savanilla 
- Marino Lorenzana, aged 23, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "H. C. Folger" from Rouen, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzana (post 1700) +
- Gregory "Guji" Lorenzana Jr. (b. 1980), American actor, theater actor, host, former radio DJ
- Joanne Geraldine O. Lorenzana, Filipina recording and performing artist, songwriter and former model
- Juan García Lorenzana (b. 1977), known as Juanín García, a Spanish handball player at the 2008 Summer Olympics, member of the Spain national handball team
- Don Juan Álvarez de Lorenzana y Guerrero (1818-1883), 10th Viscount of Barrantes, a Spanish noble, politician and journalist who served as Minister of State from 1868 to 1869
- Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Butrón (1722-1804), Spanish Catholic Cardinal, who served as Archbishop of Mexico
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX56-2Z2 : 6 December 2014), Pepa Lorenzana, 09 Oct 1908; citing departure port Savanilla, arrival port New York, ship name Prinz Sigismund, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DT-B2Z : 6 December 2014), Marino Lorenzana, 20 May 1920; citing departure port Rouen, France, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name H. C. Folger, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).