Porcaro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Porcaro family

The surname Porcaro was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries. Many notable scholars and prelates lived here. The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1060 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. It has many museums and galleries. 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 Porcaro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porcaro research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1100, 1209, 1209, 1500, 1453, 1427, 1428, 1486, 1481 and 1486 are included under the topic Early Porcaro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Porcaro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Porcara, Porcari, Purcaro, Pociani, Porcaresi and many more.

Early Notables of the Porcaro family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Stefano Porcari (died 1453), an Italian politician and humanist from Rome, known as the leader of a rebellion against Pope Nicholas V and the tyrannic Papal authority. In...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porcaro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Porcaro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porcaro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Porcaro, age 25, who arrived in America on June 12, 1883, aboard the "Birmania"
  • Francesco Porcaro, age 21, who arrived in New York on June 4, 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Porcaro (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Porcaro (b. 1930), American jazz drummer, percussionist and educator
  • Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992), American rock drummer
  • Michael Joseph Porcaro (b. 1955), American bass player
  • Steve Porcaro (b. 1957), American songwriter, keyboardist
  • Peter Porcaro, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 81st District, 1998 [1]
  • Joseph A. Porcaro, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate) [1]
  • Frank W. Porcaro, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1944 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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