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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 Lorenzo 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.

Lorenzo Early Origins



The surname Lorenzo 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.

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Lorenzo Spelling Variations


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Lorenzo 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.

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Lorenzo Early History


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Lorenzo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lorenzo research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1348, 1412, 1449, 1459, 1479, 1480, 1492, 1537, 1843, and 1884 are included under the topic Early Lorenzo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lorenzo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorenzo Early Notables (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 Lorenzo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lorenzo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Domingo Lorenzo, who arrived in America in 1528
  • Juan Lorenzo, who arrived in Cartagena in 1535
  • Antón Lorenzo, who arrived in Río de la Plata in 1535
  • Mateo Lorenzo, who arrived with his wife in Nicaragua in 1561
  • Isabel Lorenzo, who arrived in Columbia in 1576

Lorenzo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Lorenzo, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778
  • Maria Lorenzo, who arrived in New Orleans in 1779
  • María Lorenzo, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1779

Lorenzo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Lorenzo, who landed in America in 1812
  • Alonso Lorenzo, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Anton Lorenzo, who landed in America in 1813
  • Pedro Lorenzo, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Domingo Lorenzo, who arrived in America in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorenzo (post 1700)



  • Charles A. Lorenzo, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1948
  • Ross J. Di Lorenzo, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 14th District, 1946; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Francisco Anthony Lorenzo (b. 1940), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Ross J. Di Lorenzo, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 14th District, 1946; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Italian ancestry
  • Giuseppe Lorenzo (b. 1964), Italian retired professional footballer
  • Néstor Lorenzo (b. 1966), former footballer defender from Argentina
  • Victoriano Lorenzo, considered one of the great heroes of Panamanian history
  • Luis Francisco R. Lorenzo (d. 1997), former Filipino basketball player
  • Juan Carlos "Toto" Lorenzo (1922-2001), Argentine football player
  • Ruth Lorenzo (b. 1982), Spanish singer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    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. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lorenzo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorenzo 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.

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