Lorenzetto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Lorenzetto 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 Lorenzetto family

The surname Lorenzetto 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.

Important Dates for the Lorenzetto family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorenzetto 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 Lorenzetto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lorenzetto 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 Lorenzetto 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...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lorenzetto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lorenzetto migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lorenzetto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lorenzo Lorenzetto, aged 13, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Techa. Lorenzetto, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1895
Lorenzetto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Serafino Lorenzetto, aged 19, who landed in America from Treviso, Paese, in 1908
  • Bermardo Lorenzetto, aged 34, who immigrated to America from Paese, Italy, in 1911
  • Serafino Lorenzetto, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Paese, Italy, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzetto (post 1700)

  • Mirco Lorenzetto (b. 1981), Italian racing cyclist with UCI ProTeam AST
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