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

Prospero Early Origins



The surname Prospero 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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Prospero Spelling Variations


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Prospero Spelling Variations



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

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Prospero Early History


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Prospero Early History



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

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Prospero Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Prospero 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:

Prospero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. Prospero, age 33, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the "Utopia"
  • Girolamo Prospero, age 27, who arrived in America on June 12, 1883, aboard the "Birmania"
  • Rocco Di Prospero, aged 57, who settled in America from Roccasicana, in 1897
  • Marcantonio Prospero, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Piccomo, in 1898
  • Nicola Prospero, aged 31, who landed in America from Nenafro, in 1899

Prospero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pasquale Prospero, aged 21, who settled in America from Cepagatti, in 1903
  • Valentino Prospero, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Pescotolido, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonio Prospero, aged 26, who landed in America from Spottore, Italy, in 1907
  • Bernard Prospero, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Torino, Italy, in 1907
  • Camillo Prospero, aged 14, who landed in America from Pollutis, Italy, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prospero (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Prospero (post 1700)



  • Joe Prospero (b. 1988), British actor, known for his role in the 2003–2004 BBC sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister
  • Philip Prospero (1657-1661), Prince of Asturias, was the first male child of the marriage between Philip IV of Spain and Mariana of Austria to survive infancy

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Prospero Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prospero 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 3 January 2015 at 14:28.

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