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The Prospere surname comes from the personal name Prospero, from the Latin word "prosperus," meaning "prosperous," or "fortunate."

Prospere Early Origins



The surname Prospere was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. 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 was in itself a family honor.

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Prospere Spelling Variations


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Prospere Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Prosperi, Prosperini, Prospero, Prosperina, Prosperino, Prospera and many more.

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Prospere Early History


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Prospere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prospere research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1494, 1574, 1607, 1633, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Prospere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prospere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prospere Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Prospere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antoini Prosperi, who settled in Alabama in 1868; Michele Prosperi, age 24, who arrived in New York on Aug. 7, 1880, aboard the "Egadi"; F. Prospero, age 33, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the "Utopia".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prospere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prospere (post 1700)



  • V. Walter Prospere, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1943-46

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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. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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 Prospere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prospere 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 November 2015 at 10:00.

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