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The Pezza surname is ultimately derived from the medieval Latin word "pecia," or "petia," meaning "piece," sometimes a piece of cloth, sometimes a silver coin. As a surname it is thought to have been taken on as a habitational name from any of numerous places so named, such as Pezzana, Piedmont. Some of these place names may be derived from the word "pez," which refers to a "scotch pine."

Pezza Early Origins



The surname Pezza was first found in Verona where the Pezza family were listed amongst the nobility of that city. Variations of this name were also found early in the South: the del Pezzo family of Naples and Sorrento are first recorded in the twelfth century with Stanislao del Pezzo, in the year 1109. This family was granted the title of "marchesi di Civitaretenga."

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Pezza Spelling Variations


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Pezza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pezzo, Pezza, Pezzini, Pezzani, Pezzetti and many more.

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Pezza Early History


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Pezza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pezza research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pezza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pezza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pezza Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pezza Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Pezza, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Valle Agricola, Caserta, Italy, in 1907
  • Filomeno Pezza, aged 9, who landed in America from Valle Agricola, Caserta, Italy, in 1907
  • Francesco Pezza, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Pico, Italy, in 1907
  • Casimiro Pezza, aged 45, who landed in America from Candelo, Italy, in 1909
  • Domonico Pezza, aged 4, who settled in America from Valle Anicola, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pezza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pezza (post 1700)



  • Vicky Pezza (b. 1981), American producer and writer from Livingston, New Jersey, best known for her work on Star Trek (2009)
  • Francis J. Pezza, American art director, best known for his work on Big Fat Liar (2002), and Outbreak (1995)
  • Patrizia Pezza, Italian actress
  • John Pezza (b. 1952), Italian fencer who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Pezza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pezza 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 9 August 2012 at 09:34.

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