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

The Oria surname is a patronymic created from de Auria (or in Latin de filius Auriae), meaning "the sons of Auria."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Doria, D'oria, D'auria, Dorria and others.

First found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. Oria are an ancient family prominent in the history of Genoa. First on record were Martino and Genuardo "de filius Auriae," in 1110. The Family had fiefs in Sardinia from the 12th century to the 15th century, as well as in Dolceacqua, Oneglia and Portofino, in the Riviera to the west of Genoa.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oria research. Another 392 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1270, 1275, 1284, 1298, 1466, 1528, 1560, and 1604 are included under the topic Early Oria History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 52 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oria Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal Doria, who came to Mexico in 1525; Joe Dauria, who settled in Tennessee in 1890; and Julius D'Orio, who was naturalized in California in 1900..


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  2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Oria Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oria 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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