The Puzzo surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places so named. These places names are generally thought to derive from the Italian word "pozzo," meaning "a well"
Early Origins of the Puzzo family
The surname Puzzo was first found in Venice
(Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance
and late Renaissance
. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. 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 Puzzo family
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Puzzo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pózzi, Pozzo, Pozza, Putzu, Putzolo, Pozzato, Pozzatti, Pozzesi, Pozzaito and many more.
Early Notables of the Puzzo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), an Italian scholar and patron of arts, secretary of Cardinal Francesco Barberini; Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), an Italian scholar and patron of arts; Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709) an Italian painter, architect and stage designer; Giovanni Pozzi (1672-1752)... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puzzo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Puzzo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Puzzo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Vincenzo Puzzo, who settled in Illinois in 1910