The Provenza surname was used as a name for someone from Provence, southern France.
Early Origins of the Provenza family
The surname Provenza was first found in Tuscany
(Italian: Toscana), a region in central Italy, where a Provenzali family, of noble status, lived in the town of Lucca as early as the 13th century.
Early History of the Provenza family
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Provenza Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Provenza, Provenzale, Provenzali, Provenzal, Provana, Provenzano, Provenzani and many more.
Early Notables of the Provenza family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Marcello Provenzale (1575-1639), Italian painter; as well as Francesco Provenzali, a Sicilian government official, and Councillor to King Filippo II of Spain; Pompeo Provenzali, ambassador to Modena and Vienna
, and later, minister to the Grand Duke of Tuscany; Perno Provenzano of Monte San Giuliano... Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Provenza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Provenza family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Provenza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- D. Provenza, age 31, who arrived in New York on July 29, 1885, aboard the "Olympia"