Early Origins of the Purcara family
The surname Purcara 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 Purcara family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Purcara research.Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1100, 1209, 1209, 1500, 1453, 1427, 1428, 1486, 1481 and 1486 are included under the topic Early Purcara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Purcara Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Porcara, Porcari, Purcaro, Pociani, Porcaresi and many more.
Early Notables of the Purcara 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 Purcara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Purcara family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Angelo Porcari, age 23, who arrived in New York on Oct. 27, 1891, aboard the "California"; Antonio Porcaro, age 25, who arrived in America on June 12, 1883, aboard the ".