Petrucci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of surname creation, as it complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Petrucci came ultimately from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word "petrus" meaning "rock."
Early Origins of the Petrucci family
The surname Petrucci was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where the first on record appears to be Domenico Petrucci, in 1439. His son Cesare was an administrator in Prato in 1470; and Cesare's son, Nicolo was an ambassador to the imperial court in Rome in 1491. There was a powerful family of this name in Siena in the 15th century. From the Petrucci di Pesaro family line, Donato, Francesco and Giambattista Petrucci were all ennobled by the Polish king Giovanni III in 1680.
Early History of the Petrucci family
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Petrucci Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Petrucci, Petrucelli, Petrocelli, Petrocchi and others.
Early Notables of the Petrucci family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Pandolfo Petrucci (c.1450-1512), ruler of the city of Siena and one of the most powerful men in Itlay; Alfonso Petrucci (c.1490-1517), Italian nobleman, member of the powerful Medici family of the early Renaissance; and Ottaviano dei Petrucci...
In the United States, the name Petrucci is the 12,354th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Petrucci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century