Show ContentsNastasi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nastasi surname is a patronymic name created from the personal name Anastasio.

Early Origins of the Nastasi family

The surname Nastasi was first found in Ravenna, a city of Emilia, capital of the province of Ravenna. It dates back to the 2nd century B.C. It came under the dominance of Rome. Augustus made it his fleet port. It fell to the Goths but Justinian sent an army in 535 A.D and restored it to Italy. By the 13th it was independent under the papal states, and generally, except for the French revolution, remained so. It is rich in art, museums, galleries, churches and history. 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.

Early History of the Nastasi family

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Nastasi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nastasi, Nestasi, Anastasi, Anestasi, Anostasi and many more.

Early Notables of the Nastasi family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Nastasi family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph, Jr. Anastasi, who arrived in New York in 1804; Joseph Anastasia, who settled in California in 1879; Alexi Anastas, who arrived in Worcester, MA sometime between 1885 and 1939.

Contemporary Notables of the name Nastasi (post 1700) +

  • Frank Nastasi (1923-2004), American actor and comedian from Detroit, Michigan, best known for his work with Soupy Sales on Facebook