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Where did the Italian Navarro family come from? What is the Italian Navarro family crest and coat of arms? When did the Navarro family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Navarro family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mavica, Maurizi, Maurizzi, Maurizio, Maurici, Maurovi, Murigia, Navarrini, Navarro and many more.

First found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bologna 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Navarro research. Another 218 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1229 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Navarro History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Navarro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Juan Navarro, went to America in 1513
  • Jerónimo Navarro, moved to America in 1514 with his son
  • Anton Navarro, who arrived in Mexico sometime between 1525 and 1528
  • Antonio Navarro, settled in America in 1527
  • Diego Navarro, landed in Cartagena in 1534

Navarro Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ana Navarro, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778

Navarro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Navarro, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Martin Navarro, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Jose De Navarro, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Miguel Navarro, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Geronimo Navarro, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827


  • Ramon Navarro, American actor
  • Andrew Jesus Navarro, Cuban-American educator
  • Bruce Navarro, American attorney and government administrator
  • Nestor J Navarro Jr., American marketing executive
  • Octavio R Navarro, American computer systems consultant
  • Robert Navarro, American consulting engineer and 1971 recipient of the Young Engineer of the Year award
  • Theodore "Fats" Navarro (1923-1950), American jazz musician regarded by many to have been one of the first modern jazz trumpet improvisers
  • Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (1973-1976)
  • Gustavo A Navarro, Bolivian revolutionary and writer under the pseudonym of Tristán Maroff
  • Armando S Navarro, Argentine ballet director who later emigrated to the Netherlands



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  6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Navarro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Navarro 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.

This page was last modified on 29 March 2011 at 14:15.

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