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The surname Lusso was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. 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 was in itself a family honor. The Liuzza of Luzzi or Luzzo were first recorded as nobility in the year 972 and may have originally been from Cremona.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Liuzzi, Liuzzo, Luzzi, Luzzo, Liuzza, Luzza, Liussi, Lussi and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lusso research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1279 is included under the topic Early Lusso History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Lasso, who came to Alabama in 1849; Peter Lasso, who settled in Indiana in 1852; Batista Lasso, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1879 and 1906.

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  10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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The Lusso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lusso 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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