Show ContentsPersico History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Persico surname is derived from the Italian word "persico," which means "peach tree," (from the Latin "persica"). As a surname, Persico may have been taken on by someone who lived near a peach tree or, as a habitational name, taken on from any of the numerous places named with this word in various parts Italy.

Early Origins of the Persico family

The surname Persico was first found in Chieti, a city of Abruzzi. 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.

Early History of the Persico family

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Persico Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Persico, Persica, Perscini and others.

Early Notables of the Persico family

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was

  • Persico di Verona, who had their Nobility confirmed on Sept...

Persico Ranking

In France, the name Persico is the 7,951st most popular surname with an estimated 1,033 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Persico family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicola Persico, age 46, who arrived in America on May. 6, 1881, aboard the "Caldera"; Berardino Persico, age 22, who arrived at Boston on April 1, 1893, aboard the ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Persico (post 1700) +

  • Lawrence Thomas Persico (b. 1950), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania since 2012
  • Joseph E. Persico (1930-2014), American author and military historian, primary speechwriter to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Aaron Persico (b. 1978), Italian rugby union footballer
  • Ignatius Persico (1823-1896), Italian Franciscan clergyman, who worked in India, Canada, and America, and was made a Cardinal in 1893
  • Edoardo Persico (1900-1936), Italian architect and critic
  • Enrico Persico (1900-1969), Italian physicist, professor at the University of Turin
  • Daniel Raúl Pérsico (b. 1961), Argentine Justicialist Party politician who sits in the Argentine Senate representing San Luis Province in the majority block of the Front for Victory

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